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[2]: Comment by deathshadow
by karunko on Fri 4th Apr 2014 13:32 UTC 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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