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]: Comment by quackalist
by Machster on Fri 4th Apr 2014 13:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by quackalist"
Machster
Member since:
2007-05-15

He was not publicly saying anything.


Exactly. He did not apologize or deny that he held the same opinions even though those violate Mozilla's stated company policy.

It passed with 52% majority, so I guess there are lots of people left to harass.


If you act to take away someone's civil rights you have to deal with the consequences. You reap what you sow.

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RE[4]: Comment by quackalist
by qbast on Fri 4th Apr 2014 14:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by quackalist"
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2010-02-08

Why exactly should he apologize or deny? His political views are his own damn business and I honestly doubt that Mozilla has any regulations stating which bill you can or cannot sponsor (that would be instant lawsuit). And please, not the same old idiocy about somebody being denied his 'rights'.

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RE[5]: Comment by quackalist
by Machster on Fri 4th Apr 2014 15:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by quackalist"
Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

Why exactly should he apologize or deny? His political views are his own damn business


His active participation in denying civil rights is fair game as CEO.

I honestly doubt that Mozilla has any regulations stating which bill you can or cannot sponsor (that would be instant lawsuit).


It violates Mozilla's own policy as stated this week. Read it.

And please, not the same old idiocy about somebody being denied his 'rights'.


Educate yourself. The ban that Eich supported which took away the civil right to marry in California was declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Get it? It was illegal.

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