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]: The only sensible move?
by larwilliams2 on Fri 4th Apr 2014 17:01 UTC in reply to "RE: The only sensible move?"
larwilliams2
Member since:
2009-12-02

He donated to a cause he believes in. Whether it is right or wrong can be debated. However, it was wrong to pretty much force someone out of their job for something that has no impact on the ability to do it, especially when there was no evidence to indicate it did. Hopefully he sues Mozilla and makes the point that reverse discrimination is wrong.

Edited 2014-04-04 17:07 UTC

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RE[3]: The only sensible move?
by adamk on Fri 4th Apr 2014 21:26 in reply to "RE[2]: The only sensible move?"
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2005-07-08

Given the push back from various individuals and organization, I'd say it's pretty clear his personal stance on gay marriage does impact his ability to act as CEO.

Adam

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larwilliams2 Member since:
2009-12-02

So personal opinion = evidence nowadays? All I see is a witchhunt by some asshole with nothing better to do costing a man his job.

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