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 jal_ on Fri 4th Apr 2014 09:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by deathshadow"
jal_
Member since:
2006-11-02

I just recognize the dangers of heading down this road.

The problem with the Slippery Slope argument is, that it can easily be used to demonstrate that from something relatively benign something Really Evil(TM) can be begotten, and is therefore almost useless in a debate. Politicians having to step down because of unpopular views is literally at least as old as Rome. And CEOs having to step down because of bad performance is as old as public companies. This is a very clear case of that: Eich became, because of his donation, very unpopular with the public. That's a liability if you are the public face of a company. So he (was made to) stepped down.

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deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Thing to remember about that though is WHICH public are you referring to? What about the religious right wingnuts who are going to get their panties in just as big a wad about his basically being forced out as the leftist moonbats did his actions?

With all the fundie nutters like the religious right core of the current Republican party? (who are just as out there as the leftie libbies so far as extremism goes)

The normal actions of a private citizen will ALWAYS offend SOMEBODY... that's not a reason for someone to lose their job; and if it is, nobody will have jobs.

Edited 2014-04-04 17:19 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by deathshadow
by jal_ on Mon 7th Apr 2014 06:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by deathshadow"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

What about the religious right wingnuts

They are presumably a small minority of FF users.

The normal actions of a private citizen will ALWAYS offend SOMEBODY... that's not a reason for someone to lose their job; and if it is, nobody will have jobs.

"private citizen" being the key word here. As I wrote in another comment, the moment he donated an amount large enough to be on the list, he was no longer private. And nobody even objected while he was CTO; but being c*E*o is a different thing, and far removed from "just an employee" or "private citizen" or whatever. Something that has been broadly pointed out elsewhere in this thread.

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