Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 19:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn't live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it's because we haven't stayed true to ourselves.

We didn’t act like you'd expect Mozilla to act. We didn't move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We're sorry. We must do better.

Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He's made this decision for Mozilla and our community.

The only sensible move.

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You're confused about what free speech is. Free Speech does not mean "ZERO CONSEQUENCES."

No I'm not. Of course you can say what you want and still be liable if you commit slander/libel and you can't shout "fire!" in a crowded theater. However:

However, there is no censorship, or barring of speech, by a government whatsoever involved in this instance.

So let me get this straight: censorship from the government is bad, but censorship from the mob is okay? Do you realize that freedom of speech means nothing if you're going to be lynched by the mob for having an opinion that doesn't fit with current times?

And makes you look like an idiot.

Thank you for proving my point! Please, enjoy your enlightened ways and your higher moral ground.


Edited 2014-04-04 05:44 UTC

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