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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jgfenix
Member since:
2006-05-25

you didn´t understand. If I promote a law to increase the weapons control (something I believe in, by the way) I will be affecting someone´s right to buy them, if I don´t want bars or sex shops in my neighborhood I limit someone's right to establish a business. In a democracy, people's rights are in conflict, so the rights have internal and external limits.

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LinBox Member since:
2014-04-04

you didn´t understand. If I promote a law to increase the weapons control (something I believe in, by the way) I will be affecting someone´s right to buy them, if I don´t want bars or sex shops in my neighborhood I limit someone's right to establish a business. In a democracy, people's rights are in conflict, so the rights have internal and external limits.


But that is the problem.

In a free society you would not want gun control and you should be free to ignore guns and other should be free to purchase guns. Besides, criminals don't obey laws so imposing laws to limit guns does nothing anyways (another topic all together).

Sex shops and bars can be done in a way that does not impose on your rights. These places could do away with the signs that advertise them and have signs that would be none so telling. If the thought of these places being in your town at that point cause you problems then that is a problem for you not accepting the fact that people should be free to use those services if they so choose (I don't drink and have never been in a sex shop, but I support peoples freedoms to use such things).

Now I do believe we should protect children from seeing such things. This is all in the way the business is presented and the marketing that the business uses. It can be done in another way.

I speak in the name of freedom and off course it is not this way now. But it could be if people would learn to except what others do in the name of freedom.

Edited 2014-04-08 16:36 UTC

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