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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(continued because of character limitation... it's not my character that is limited in this case, but the number of characters this blog allows you to put in a comment.) ^^

. Why? For example because the words "faggot" and "gay" are still used very frequently to put people down. And because ignorance about sexuality (I mean in general! there are still people that are ashamed about masturbation, and it's 2014! hilarious... sad...) is still wide spread. I've still not outed myself except to very few friends. I've not outed myself to my family. My dad told me as a 5 year old I should never come back home, if I turn out to be a "homo". I told him that I didn't even know what that was, because I really didn't at that age. Discrimination(in general! let's not pretend that racism is a non-issue, sometimes blacks dicriminate whites, we're all individuals, but most of us haven't truly learned that, I'm not even sure if I've successfully dropped my collectivist/group mentally myself) in society is widespread and happening at every layer. It's not only "gays" that have to learn to live with that but all minorities. Even majorities get discriminated from time to time. The cliche that the "heterosexual white man" has brought nothing but problems and wars to the world, and that "heterosexual white males" should therefore gradually be removed from all positions of power is just stupid. There are gay assholes, there are black assholes, there are white assholes, there are straight assholes, there are mentally challenged assholes, there are highly intelligent assholes, you get the picture.
In my opinion people should grow up and realize that a healthy society is all about respect for each other. If you have respect for your fellow beings, you're going to be nice to them. Be nice. Help people. Show respect. As "gay" :-) as this might sound, I really think this (being nice and respectful to every individual) is the forest that isn't seen for of the trees(differences).
I'm glad that in most western societies gays and blacks don't have to live in fear for their lifes all day, that's nice progress from earlier ages. I'm also glad that I don't have to live in Russia or African countries where being gay is a licence for being beat up or killed or discriminated in various ways.
I'd much rather deal with the remaining ignorance in western societies than being trapped in a completely ignorant and barbaric (towards gay people) society.

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