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[3]: Comment by quackalist
by Machster on Fri 4th Apr 2014 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by quackalist"
Machster
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What I don't agree with is this weird creeping thought-crime, where we should vilify a person simply because we disagree with something they said or did. That's completely bizarre, and a horrible precedent for the future.


This isn't a simple matter of a disagreement of opinion. The CEO of a company, that prides itself on equality, actively worked to remove the civil rights of group of people. Let's talk about unconstitutionality and hypocrisy rather than "creeping thought-crime".

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