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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Anonymous Penguin
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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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by acobar on Fri 4th Apr 2014 12:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by deathshadow"
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.. somebody's sex life is their private matter.

I agree with that to a point, because things are not always so simple, but, yes, I don't have issues against gay people just because they are gay, black, catholic, hindoo or muslim. I tend to relativise things and try to not miss the forest for the trees. People opinions and their acts are frequently not well thought out and that does not mean they should be painted as hateful or intolerant for life.

I believe that on this case just a public statement assuring that he did not have the intention to harm anyone was enough, what may very well be true. No need to witch hunting, which, by the way, is not the right path too frequently.

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