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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns

Eich, who helped found Mozilla in 1998, steps down as CEO following criticism from employees and outsiders.

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Thomas Claburn
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4/4/2014 | 2:18:01 PM
Speech
I wonder whether the outcome would have been any different if Eich had merely voiced an opinion rather than given money. The Supreme Court seems keen to equate money with speech as it applies to politics. But funding something is different than advocating it.
anon7252469949
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4/4/2014 | 1:31:37 PM
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I see this as just another example of the public not being able to separate professional conduct, thoughts and actions, from personal conduct, thoughts, and actions. This is the essence of free speech. It a sad statement of public intelligence that we still cannot separate the two. We as the public worry about children bullying other children and we set the example by bullying the co-founder of a company. And then we wonder why our children act this way.
RobertHughes
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4/4/2014 | 10:46:35 AM
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So how exactly has he failed?  Oh... he donated money to a cause you don't support.  In browsing the article I don't see where it says he donated company money but I do see where he re-affirmed Mozilla's inclusion policies.

 

Would I support proposition 8 if I lived in California?  Absolutely not.  I do support his right to donate his money to whoever he chooses.  This is a slippery slope; "Oh, you voted for Candidate-X who supports issue-y.  I'm going to start a crap-storm to have you fired."

 

And way to be a fool.  Supporting legislation to ban gay marriage is not the same thing as hating gay people.  I have Christian family members who don't condone gay marriage but love homosexuals all the same.  Disagreeing with something doesn't mean you hate it (or a group) it just means you disagree with something.
WampyP893
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4/4/2014 | 10:34:43 AM
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It's really a shame that you get to live the rest of your life as some guy who hates people that hates gay marrige.

Do you see how ignorant you sound?

Can't someone have a different opinon ?
loki_racer
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4/4/2014 | 10:32:09 AM
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The guy donated $1000 an anti-gay marriage group.  That's a far cry from being someone that hates gay people.

Additionally, he's not exactly a nobody.  He cofounded Mozilla and created Javascript.

Would I have donated to the same group, no.  Do I think this was turned in to a witchhunt, yes.
usernumber1
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4/4/2014 | 10:26:02 AM
Golden Parachute
It's rerally a shame this guy gets to live the rest of his life as some rich guy who hates gay people.

 

In Corporate America, we should destroy our failed chief executives. That'd give them some incentive to do a good job.
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