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[5]: Comment by quackalist
by Machster on Fri 4th Apr 2014 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by quackalist"
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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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RE[6]: Comment by quackalist
by CaptainN- on Fri 4th Apr 2014 15:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by quackalist"
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AS much as I think prop 8 was in the wrong - democracy is about process. It wasn't clear that prop 8 was illegal at the time (if it was, it couldn't make it on the ballot). In this case, the democratic process actually worked out (unusual in the US) and the correct conclusion was reached at the end.

IMHO, what he should say now, if he was savvy enough, is that he had an opinion, fulfilled his civic duty, democracy did it's thing, and showed him how he got it wrong.

His mistake is not being savvy enough to figure out what to say about it. Having a CEO that can't figure this out doesn't bode well for a political institution like Mozilla. Stepping down was the right thing to do.

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