Thursday, 3 April 2014

Mozilla CEO resigns amid controversy over donation to anti-gay marriage proposition

Less than two weeks after he was appointed Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich resigned today amid a controversy stemming from his $1,000 donation to an anti-gay marriage ballot proposition in California. "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," the company said in a blog post. "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."
Eich, who co-founded Mozilla and previously invented the JavaScript programming language, has also stepped down from the Mozilla...
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