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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by hussam on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 20:18 UTC in reply to "Sad"
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To those of you out there who put this guy's head on a chopping block, congratulations. I'm not going to defend his religious/political views, but let's just hope yours doesn't cost you your next job. IMO, that's a pretty shitty precedent to set.

As far as I'm concerned, a person can be a flagrant racist, secret Hitler admirer/nazi sympathizer, or whatever else. But as long as he doesn't bring that shit to work with him, and he's not committing any crimes, what difference does it make in the workplace? This doesn't seem to me to be much different than an employer asking for your Facebook username and password, so they can see if there's anything in there they don't like.

Again, in real life no one thinks "oh well, but he is a good worker and he doesn't bring his shit to work". No, you get sacked if your haircut is not 100% perfect. It is a tough world out there.

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by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 20:58 in reply to "RE: Sad"
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In the UK how you wear you hair is a human right and the employer can be taken to tribunal.

So no.

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by Delgarde on Fri 4th Apr 2014 01:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad"
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In the UK how you wear you hair is a human right and the employer can be taken to tribunal.

Agreed... that might be the case in the US, but in most of the world, that would be flagrantly illegal, and see the offending company paying a fortune in damages.

No problem with legal costs either, because any lawyer would jump at the opportunity for a cut at such sure money...

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