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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RE: Fascism
by jal_ on Fri 4th Apr 2014 09:05 UTC in reply to "Fascism"
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This is political correctness at its worst .. would his views collide with his work as CEO?

Of course! His work as CEO entails that he makes the company a success. Already some websites were telling people not to use FireFox because of Eich's views. What if a phone manufacturer would stop selling FF OS for his views? (Hey, did I use a Slippery Slop myself there? Sorry) Eich quickly became a liability to the company, so they ditched him.

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