Mozilla CEO Forced to Resign Because of his $1000 Donation to ProtectMarriage.comSubmitted by matt_ on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:22
Brendan Eich has resigned after less than 2 weeks as the CEO of the Mozilla Foundation. It recently came to light that Mr. Eich donated $1000 in 2008 to ProtecMarriage.com, an organization supporting California's Proposition 8 ban on homosexual marriage. The LGBT activist community called for boycotts of the Firefox web browser, and Mozilla employees used Twitter to cast a vote of no confidence in Mr Eich's leadership. The announcement of his resignation came in a blog post by Mitchell Baker:
In the post, Ms. Baker states:
We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most organizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community.
Apparently, Ms. Baker fails to see the irony in her statement on openness and diversity, while simultaneously announcing the forced resignation of Mr. Eich based on his free speech.
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