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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So stupid
by Tractor on Fri 4th Apr 2014 01:30 UTC
Tractor
Member since:
2006-08-18

I join the chorus of dismayed people, which just can't believe nor accept that in today's pretentfully "free speech society", someone can't have a private opinion different from the social norm of the loudest communautarist interest.

We are seeing more and more examples of this stigmatisation. Up to now, main victims where "people watched on TV". No longer. It becomes dangerous to express any opinion at all.

Well, I wouldn't have believed I would say that 24h ago, but I'm considering leaving Firefox altogether now. This "well-thinking fascism" is by far the strongest ennemy of free speech, and with it, of democracy itself. This is not a direction I want to support.

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RE: So stupid
by Tractor on Fri 4th Apr 2014 02:12 in reply to "So stupid"
Tractor Member since:
2006-08-18

Farewell Firefox, welcome Chromium (the open source version...)
and I hope a lot of people will do the same.

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RE[2]: So stupid
by _xmv on Fri 4th Apr 2014 03:23 in reply to "RE: So stupid"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

Farewell Firefox, welcome Chromium (the open source version...)
and I hope a lot of people will do the same.


i love of no matter what people at mozilla do some people like you will write some random crap like that.

eich leaving is 100% his decision, anything else is *actually* illegal under california's laws, in case you did not know.
eich donating to prop 8 is also 100% is decision.

Eck, in any possible outcoming this has nothing to do with the mozilla mission, with firefox, or with the thousands of people who make firefox happen DAILY.

Also, Chrome-mium - if anything - suffers from the exact same issues.

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