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[3]: What a fascist society
by jal_ on Fri 4th Apr 2014 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What a fascist society"
jal_
Member since:
2006-11-02

I differenciate homosexuals in general from certain organizations or pressure groups. Why does this disqualify me? I see very clearly the difference.

Perhaps, but "gay lobby" is just as bad as "the gay agenda", and puts you squarely in the anti-gay camp. Also, in a discussion about what happened to Eich, randomly complaining about "Anything you say against the gay lobby makes you a racist" and then rant about how "many residents are fed up with the problems caused by the "Gay Pride Day"" makes you look like a generic homophobe.

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RE[4]: What a fascist society
by ezraz on Fri 4th Apr 2014 14:11 in reply to "RE[3]: What a fascist society"
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

considering a sizeable percentage of your users and developers could be homosexual, probably not a good idea to have a homophobic CEO (or one with a controversial sense of humor).

in america right now, the "gay lobby" is just regular wired gay folks organized and communicating about which businesses are discriminating, or showing institutional bigotry.

the only power us citizens really have is the power of the pocketbook. our consumerism is the only way things change here. and the gays have really pushed corporate america to drop the homophobia for the sake of their bottom line. good for them.

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RE[4]: What a fascist society
by jgfenix on Fri 4th Apr 2014 17:06 in reply to "RE[3]: What a fascist society"
jgfenix Member since:
2006-05-25

You didn't understand. I merely put an example of people being insulted and called homophobes for complaining about that celebration. Does that made them racists? You seem to think so.
I don't care about that but if you critisize a homosexual you are a homophobe, if you critisize some women they accuse you of machism (even if they are merely incompetent). That's not equality at all.

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RE[5]: What a fascist society
by jal_ on Mon 7th Apr 2014 06:53 in reply to "RE[4]: What a fascist society"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

You didn't understand. I merely put an example of people being insulted and called homophobes for complaining about that celebration. Does that made them racists? You seem to think so.
I don't care about that but if you critisize a homosexual you are a homophobe, if you critisize some women they accuse you of machism (even if they are merely incompetent). That's not equality at all.

You seem oblivious to your (presumably) white male priviliged status. Your whining is so typical. Are you also the first to point out that rape accusations can be false, the minute someone says they're raped?

Edited 2014-04-07 06:57 UTC

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