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[4]: What a fascist society
by ezraz on Fri 4th Apr 2014 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What a fascist society"
ezraz
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considering a sizeable percentage of your users and developers could be homosexual, probably not a good idea to have a homophobic CEO (or one with a controversial sense of humor).

in america right now, the "gay lobby" is just regular wired gay folks organized and communicating about which businesses are discriminating, or showing institutional bigotry.

the only power us citizens really have is the power of the pocketbook. our consumerism is the only way things change here. and the gays have really pushed corporate america to drop the homophobia for the sake of their bottom line. good for them.

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