Mozilla responds to media speculation over board resignations

Mozilla has published a blog post to clarify the reasons behind the resignation of recently appointed CEO Brendan Eich and the board members of the company, after it was revealed that Brendan had donated money to anti-gay marriage funds in the past.

Over the last few weeks, Mozilla has been in hot water for appointing Brendan Eich as their CEO who was found to be a donor towards anti-gay marriage funds. Soon after the news first broke, there was outcry from users on social networks. OkCupid, a dating website, even went as far as recommending users to boycott Mozilla's Firefox browser. It was reported that half of Mozilla's board resigned as a result of Brendan's appointment. Now, Mozilla has finally responded to these claims from the media and pointed out the inaccuracies and have cleared their stance on gay marriage.

According to Mozilla's blog, Brendan Eich was not forced to resign and did not step down out of employee pressure as well. Eich, who has been a founding member of Mozilla, decided to leave the company on his own to prevent any damage to the Foundation's mission of a free and open web. Mozilla's board members who resigned following Brendan's appointment had planned to do so well before the CEO appointment, and the matter is said to be unrelated altogether.

Concluding the post, Mozilla has assured users of their products that they remain committed to marriage equality and have been contributors to same sex marriage groups.

Source: Mozilla

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Gay mafia sure has a lot of support from government and media. The lack of neutrality confirms an agenda. Homosexuals demand tolerance and yet show absolutely none themselves, so I went from being somewhat supportive to "kiss my ass".

This is basically my point. People should be allowed to have their opinions, period. Unless he
made business decisions based on his belief this should have been a NON-Issue.

To force a person out of job is unforgivable, Mozilla deserve any fallout they get.

Hahaiah said,
Homosexuals demand tolerance

Demand the same rights as straight people

Hahaiah said,
and yet show absolutely none themselves

Really who's rights have they removed ? The right to say stupid #### and not get fired ? Yeah that doesn't exist.

"stupid" is subjective, much like I see your comment. If you don't see the bigger problem here, then you're exactly what they've been working so hard towards.

Hahaiah said,
"stupid" is subjective, much like I see your comment. If you don't see the bigger problem here, then you're exactly what they've been working so hard towards.

Call me back when you can cite a single right that is being removed here, Preferably one that ACTULLY EXSISTS! then you will have a point!

If he was gay and donated to a group like English First the same thing would have happened.

Hahaiah said,
Seriously? C'mon man, open your eyes. It couldn't me more obvious.

continued... But I aint gunna name it because I know how stupid itll make me look to demand The right to say stupid #### and not get fired .

Just think how you might feel if you got fired tomorrow for something you said outside of work ten years ago. Homosexuals scream and yell about how their lives outside of work shouldn't matter and then get this guy fired. The "yeah, but"s don't cut it. Get it?

Hahaiah said,
Just think how you might feel if you got fired tomorrow for something you said outside of work ten years ago.

If I donate money to deprive others of their rights id do it myself.

Hahaiah said,
Homosexuals scream and yell about how their lives outside of work shouldn't matter

About how they shouldn't be fired for being gay not for the stupid #### they say, if Brendan was gay and had donated money to "English First " or "Youth for Western Civilization" the same thing would have happened so theres nothing special about this.

Hahaiah said,
Gay mafia sure has a lot of support from government and media. The lack of neutrality confirms an agenda. Homosexuals demand tolerance and yet show absolutely none themselves, so I went from being somewhat supportive to "kiss my ass".

Dont let OKCupids action speak for all of us. Im gay, and i wasnt happy with what they did. Unless I should judge all of your kind based on the actions of Michelle Bauchmann or Westboro baptists?

Hahaiah said,
I guess you only have respect for the first amendment if it's something you agree with. Great work.

Wow this is why I posted the comment below because I have no idea if you are being intentionally dishonest by ignoring the fact that the first amendment has precisely dick to do with this case or you really believe this nonsense.

The first amendment says nothing about your boss firing your ass for the stupid #### you say its about the government.

And I just gave you an example of how the exact same thing would have happened if it were a gay person donating to an anti immigrant group. In that case it would also be acceptable to fire his ass,

Facepalm;

TPreston said,

Call me back when you can cite a single right that is being removed here, Preferably one that ACTULLY EXSISTS! then you will have a point!.

The right to make a political choice. He made a choice by donating to an organization, which is legal, but is now punished for it. Hence, his right to political representation without repercussion is being denied.

gaburko said,

The right to make a political choice. He made a choice by donating to an organization, which is legal, but is now punished for it. Hence, his right to political representation without repercussion is being denied.

When I said "preferably one that actually exists" I didn't mean it was optional lol

I suppose the question I have is the same as after the duck dynasty crap are the people claiming this is somehow bullying just being clever apologists (because opposing marriage equality is an untenable position now) and therefore are trying the "tolerance" word salad or are they really this stupid ?

It certainly sounds like cleverly constructed word games, deliberately confusing laws preventing being fired for being gay with laws preventing being fired for saying stupid ####.

By the same logic a gay person would be protected from termination if he went up to the bosses son and asked him if he would like his fist shoved....

So full retard or clever apologetics ill leave you to decide.

i don't understand what is the problem with him speaking his mind!! .. i mean he believe married it should be between Man and Woman the way it should be. .. just look it this way if you wasn't for your Mother and Father not even ones of us will be Here. tell me this is not true>?

Gaara sama said,
i don't understand what is the problem with him speaking his mind!! .. i mean he believe married it should be between Man and Woman the way it should be. .. just look it this way if you wasn't for your Mother and Father not even ones of us will be Here. tell me this is not true>?

How about we vote on your rights ? You'll get it then.

Gaara sama said,
i don't understand what is the problem with him speaking his mind!! .. i mean he believe married it should be between Man and Woman the way it should be. .. just look it this way if you wasn't for your Mother and Father not even ones of us will be Here. tell me this is not true>?

Because he's a ####ing bigot maybe?

The gay people like to pretend they are the opressed, when the truth is they are the thugs doing the opressing, like what they did here.

People have every right to disagree with gay marriage, especially if it goes against their religion.

Mozilla apprently thinks we are stupid about what happened. If I was that guy, I would consider a lawsuit.

jd100 said,
People have every right to disagree with gay marriage, especially if it goes against their religion

And other people have every right to say "your a fascist blowhard who needs to keep your religion out of state and federal law"

jd100 said,
Mozilla apprently thinks we are stupid about what happened. If I was that guy, I would consider a lawsuit.

Yeah its right there in title ii of the civil rights act nobody can be fired for the stupid #### they do... Oh wait

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