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: Comment by deathshadow
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 4th Apr 2014 06:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by deathshadow"
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2005-07-06


Just like the dumbasses who say that it isn't freedom of speech; it is by extension. The question is do his actions outside work have ANYTHING to do with his job or his job performance? Saying it does means that none of us should be allowed to have beliefs or have personal lives -- you might as well line up for your swastika or "hammer and sickle" armbands right now!


So if he had donated to al-Qaeda or to a Nazi group it would still be OK, I suppose.

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RE[2]: Comment by deathshadow
by acobar on Fri 4th Apr 2014 08:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by deathshadow"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

The problem with people that follow the path you are walking is that they assume the actions of "other" people are full of hate and/or intolerance when they fight for things that differ from your view.

Do you even consider that "the other" opinions may be based on wrong assumptions and that they very well may be trying to help others on their distorted view? That some may be even acting with a sense "I should act to save others from themselves"?

Dialog is a bridge we should never (almost) put down. There is no other way for society to progress. Asking someone to step aside is not the best way to improve the situation.

Judging someone so abrasively, to a point of call him a bigot, by an one time opinion tells nothing about the character of an individual been called, but a lot about the one sentencing.

Edited 2014-04-04 08:41 UTC

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I am all in favour of dialogue, but somebody's sex life is their private matter. If *they* want, one can even talk to them, tell them that is wrong, immoral, against the Bible... But paying somebody who wants to limit their rights is a totally different matter.

Edited 2014-04-04 11:27 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by deathshadow
by karunko on Fri 4th Apr 2014 13:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by deathshadow"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

So if he had donated to al-Qaeda or to a Nazi group it would still be OK, I suppose.

Except for the fact that the examples you're making are clearly illegal, while supporting Proposition 8 (no matter how much you and I disagree with it) isn't, shouldn't be and certainly shouldn't cost anyone his job.


RT.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I am not sure how relevant is "legal" in this case.
In many countries discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal. One day it might be illegal also in the US.
A more relevant question might be: is it morally right?

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