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 quackalist
by -pekr- on Fri 4th Apr 2014 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by quackalist"
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Member since:
2006-03-28

This is really unbelievable. You know where the real democracy ends? When a person can't freely express his/her point of view, using own words, which describe the reality as he/she can see it. To hell with the political correctness. This leftist's fascism and fanatism is a damage to the western society, not its strength. My friend is a gay, and I respect him, but any such over-reactions of some fanatical idiots should be avoided and surely not admired.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You know where the real democracy ends? When a person can't freely express his/her point of view, using own words, which describe the reality as he/she can see it. To hell with the political correctness. This leftist's fascism and fanatism is a damage to the western society, not its strength.


He can freely express his opinion all he wants. Nobody - not the people, not Mozilla, not the government - is preventing him from doing so. Where do you get the idea that his freedom of speech is threatened or limited? Can he not say what he wants?

Similarly - and this is the other side of the coin you apparently do not understand - Mozilla, its employees, and its customers, are ALSO free to say what they want. And they have made it very clear that they do not wish to be led by, or use products by a company led by, a bigot. That is ALSO freedom of speech.

What has happened right here is a free society working exactly as intended. The man has freely expressed his opinions - but so has his employer, his subordinates, and his customers. And, as is proper in a free society, the government has had absolutely zero involvement.

How is this NOT freedom of speech at its most beautiful?

Edited 2014-04-04 20:41 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by quackalist
by Vanders on Fri 4th Apr 2014 22:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by quackalist"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

The man has freely expressed his opinions - but so has his employer, his subordinates, and his customers.

I would hate to live in a world where my employer can fire me because they disagree with my views or things I do outside of the workplace.

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mutantsushi Member since:
2006-08-18

Recep Erdogan agrees. The people spoke, he won an election, so the order of the day is purging government of anybody who speaks out against the government, exposing corruption, war provocations, etc.

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