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[5]: OSNews = On Sex News
by ricegf on Tue 1st Apr 2014 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: OSNews = On Sex News"
ricegf
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What man are you talking about?


I was referring to Brendan Eich, the person referenced in Thom's post on which we are all commenting.

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RE[6]: OSNews = On Sex News
by cdude on Wed 2nd Apr 2014 01:50 in reply to "RE[5]: OSNews = On Sex News"
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2008-09-21

And people who express there opinion that he disqualifies as CEO for Mozilla are now destroying him and is family. Aha!

Edited 2014-04-02 01:51 UTC

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RE[7]: OSNews = On Sex News
by jal_ on Wed 2nd Apr 2014 06:34 in reply to "RE[6]: OSNews = On Sex News"
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2006-11-02

And people who express there opinion that he disqualifies as CEO for Mozilla are now destroying him and is family. Aha!


Indeed, typical hyperbolic language framing. Isn't the first time we'll see that, won't be the last either.

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