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[6]: Comment by Fergy
by mutantsushi on Sat 5th Apr 2014 00:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Fergy"
mutantsushi
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2006-08-18

Inventing a "fear" of this guy doing bad things to specific employees is just fantasy, and nobody at Mozilla is actually claiming that to reflect reality: they just don't like his politics or that he refuses to "apologize" for his views rather than silently serve. The fact that this guy was in fact removed from his job shows that he DOESN'T have any special power, and choosing NOT removing him from his job would not change that balance of power.

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RE[7]: Comment by Fergy
by Morgan on Sat 5th Apr 2014 01:05 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Fergy"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I didn't invent anything, but working for a bigot is working in a culture of fear, and sadly that's a common thing in the business world. This just happens to be a high profile case, which means we're all talking about it.

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