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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RE[6]: Comment by Fergy
by nonoitall on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Fergy"
nonoitall
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2011-09-22

If Eich loses the goodwill and support of the community as CEO, he is not suitable as CEO.

If the "community" ceases to have goodwill on the sole basis of the CEO's personal feelings when he's completely competent managing the company, it is not suitable as a community.

Edited 2014-04-03 22:43 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Fergy
by jared_wilkes on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 22:55 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Fergy"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Hahaha! Okay... Eich can be consoled by the fact that the world and Mozilla is not suitable for him. He's still not competent to be Mozilla's CEO and he's still stepped down though.

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