Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Mar 2014 23:45 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

For the Internet community, the principles of free speech and equal rights are foundational. But in recent days, those issues are clashing at Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation and tech company behind the Firefox browser.

At issue is Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla, inventor of the much used Javascript programming language and the newly appointed CEO of the company. Eich made a $1,000 donation to the campaign for California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. The donation had come to light in 2012, but fizzled.

Opposing same-sex marriage is no different than opposing interracial marriage. As a Dutchman, it baffles me that an organisation like Mozilla appointed a man with such medieval ideas.

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No !
by Treza on Tue 1st Apr 2014 00:04 UTC
Treza
Member since:
2006-01-11

Ho, no, please, Thom, don't launch such a thread, particularly with such a comment !
It will end badly...

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RE: No !
by lucas0 on Tue 1st Apr 2014 01:25 in reply to "No !"
lucas0 Member since:
2012-04-20

Is this a new Operating System? I am confused.

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RE[2]: No !
by DavidCollins on Tue 1st Apr 2014 12:29 in reply to "RE: No !"
DavidCollins Member since:
2010-03-22

As covered previously on this site, Mozilla is launching a mobile OS, therefore things that affect the management of Mozilla and hence the development of the OS is relevant news for this site. That's before you even count in Firefox.

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RE: No !
by OfficeSubmarine on Tue 1st Apr 2014 04:34 in reply to "No !"
OfficeSubmarine Member since:
2006-12-14

Badly? There'll be minor argument, meh.

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