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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RE[2]: What?
by roracle on Tue 1st Apr 2014 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE: What?"
roracle
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2009-05-14

Yes, well, not every nation. I was trying to be a little more reasonable since the other "free nations" are super tiny and have zero impact on the rest of the world and you have to be super rich to live there...unlike the USA where we accept people who are willing to do the right thing.

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RE[3]: What?
by M.Onty on Tue 1st Apr 2014 16:16 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Who knew you had to be super rich to be, to pluck two from the hat at random, Irish or Canadian?

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RE[3]: What?
by Soulbender on Tue 1st Apr 2014 16:17 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

are super tiny and have zero impact on the rest of the world and you have to be super rich to live there


...you've never been outside the U.S, have you? It's rather obvious. Really, this is entirely new level of nationalistic delusion.

unlike the USA where we accept people who are willing to do the right thing.


Yeah, I heard you really like the guys south of the border to join your fine and upstanding nation. Welcoming them with open arms, one could almost say.

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