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: Sad
by thegman on Sat 5th Apr 2014 06:47 UTC in reply to "Sad"
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Did he made a actual act of discrimination against a LGBT employee or collaborator of Firefox since his very long tenure as Mozilla's CTO? No.


Debatable. If an employee is a gay man or woman, resident in California, then you could argue he did.

But anyway, I'm glad he's gone. Just because what he did was legal, does not make it OK. Also, the board of a company and indeed it's employees get to decide whether he is a fit leader.

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