This is NOT What Tolerance Looks Like


Kara Swisher at Recode:

Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Resigns as CEO, Leaves Foundation Board

Brendan Eich, the well-known techie who has gotten swept up in a controversy about his support of California’s anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8, is resigning as CEO of for-profit Mozilla Corporation and also from the board of the nonprofit foundation which wholly owns it.

Mozilla confirmed the change in a blog post.

“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,” read the post, in part. “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.”

In several interviews this week, Eich had insisted that he would not step down from the job he was only recently appointed to, due to the intense backlash over a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 in support of the ballot measure to ban gay marriage.

“So I don’t want to talk about my personal beliefs because I kept them out of Mozilla all these 15 years we’ve been going,” he said to the Guardian, for example, yesterday. “I don’t believe they’re relevant.”

Not so, of course. In an interview this morning, Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker said that Eich’s ability to lead the company that makes the Firefox Web browser had been badly damaged by the continued scrutiny over the hot-button issue, which had actually been known since 2012 inside the Mozilla community.

“It’s clear that Brendan cannot lead Mozilla in this setting,” said Baker, who added that she would not and could not speak for Eich. “The ability to lead — particularly for the CEO — is fundamental to the role and that is not possible here.”

I will be dropping FireFox as soon as I get everything switched over to a new browser.

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47 Responses to This is NOT What Tolerance Looks Like

  1. The Klown says:

    Fuck these fucking fucks!

  2. votermom says:

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Letterman retiring next year (sorry OT, maybe not 😉 )

    CBS could woo Conan back to NYC. He was always Letterman’s Heir Apparent. Yeah, I need to get a life, but this is so fun 🙂

  4. The Klown says:

    I predicted this when they first went after Prop8 supporters.

  5. helenk3 says:

    I called my computer guy to change from firefox.
    shame because I have used it ever since I got my computer.
    If I have to put up with someone else’s beliefs even though they are not mine, so do they.
    Tolerance is a two way street

  6. lyn says:

    Why is bigotry from vile progs OK? This groupthink is destroying our country.

  7. WMCB says:

    I support gay marriage. I also support anyone’s right to hold whatever political positions they want without being witchhunted for it.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m on the team that defines “marriage” between a man and a woman in the biblical sense. It was always about making babies. Not sure when Teh Gheys wanted to co-opt it as their own? My son (a man) and his wife (a woman) have had a “civil union” since 2002. I’m so confused.

  8. helenk3 says:;_ylt=AwrBEiT.yT1TKDYAllnQtDMD

    who is paying the dating service that started this mess to push internet explorer and chrome???
    follow the money

  9. The Klown says:
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  11. 1539days says:

    Crap. I like using Firefox.

  12. helenk3 says:

    some info on OPERA browser. I do not understand it but maybe Dandy can explain it when he gets here

    • DandyTIger says:

      I haven’t used Firefox for a few years. It’s a total pile of crap when it comes to media because they won’t allow standards. And it’s been dying a slow death for some time.

      I use Safari on my Mac and iPad/iPhone devices, and use Chrome on occasion as well. On windows I mostly only use Chrome. Opera is quite good too, just haven’t used it in a while.

  13. WMCB says:

    I think every company run by a Christian ought to start firing people who support gay marriage. Not because I don’t support gay marriage (I do), but because if we are going to say it’s okay to base employment on political positions then it cuts both ways.

    • lyn says:

      I agree. The Left has become fascist in its beliefs, and the non-believers have every right to respond accordingly.

    • Somebody says:

      I agree, but if that happened the progs would get their panties in such a twist they might never get them untwisted. I think something like that is in fact just what is needed to make a point.

      My husband has been reading comments around the web about this and ranting and raving. I asked him what he was so ticked about and he told me. I immediately came here to tell Klown about the story and he already had a post up about it.

      Why is the left like that? Tolerance so long as your views are exactly as theirs.

      If I were the Mozilla CEO I would have forced them to fire me and then I would have sued the shit out of them.

      • Lulu says:

        Would you want to lead a company full of Fascists? I wouldn’t and I think he was wise to clear out and leave them to it. Good luck to the “employees” getting another job with that kind of behavior in their background. Mozilla now means reactionary “mob”. HRs will throw their resumes in the round file. Knee jerk reactions by dumb asses is often harmful. Too bad for them.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Doesn’t the Mozilla deal strike down the very heart of the prog case against Hobby Lobby? Logic sucketh!

  14. helenk3 says:

    off topic

    this happens nearly every day somewhere in this country.
    there is no excuse for such frigging stupidity. that engineer will be reliving this for a long time and he did nothing wrong

    • helenk3 says:

      these drivers should be charged with attempted murder

    • 49erDweet says:

      I approach this from a DMV standpoint. This driver is EPOCH FAIL. Has demonstrated complete ignorance of basic physical properties. License REVOKED for 10 years plus re-graduation from HS with emphasis on physical science, and complete retesting process.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Not to mention the driver’s passengers who were slung forward and strained a guy trying not to be slammed into something unbendable.

    • Two adults and two children were in the car, they are all expected to recover after a stay in the hospital. The driver will be cited for running a red light and going around the no crossing gates.

      They forgot to add that CPS will also investigate.

  15. The Klown says:

    FYI: Eich isn’t just some nobody. He invented Javascript.

  16. Chrome is better anyway. It’s a little creepy, but I do love Google’s integrated technology. On a related front, you’re in agreement with Andrew Sullivan. Broken clock and all that.

    PS: I had a post title idea for you klown. It occurred to me while checking out Robert Reich’s bullshit article today in the WaPo. You can have it if you want it: Slouching Toward Obligarchy.

  17. Wow. This is what they gave up. Sounds like the guy is pretty progressive overall. This is looking like of a case of shooting oneself in the foot on the part of the gay activist left. WTG! / s

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  19. jeffhas says:

    I ditched Fitefox about a year + ago for Chrome and never looked back – I am no Google fan, but their browser is awesome in it’s power and features.

    Still use Safari on phone and pad – but on a computer, Chrome is surprisingly better (and I hate that it is… But it is….).

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