Friday, 4 April 2014

Mozilla CEO, Resigns To Protect Company's Philosophy

Just few days after Brendan Eich, creator of javascript, steps up as the CEO of Mozilla (the company he co-founded) he has also willing resigned. This is due to the conflict that exist between his personal belief and the Mozilla community. 

According to Mitchell Baker, the Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla as an organisation "believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.
Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all."

However, the Mozilla community has picked on this to speak against the new CEO who funded a cause fighting against same-sex marriage, with $1, 000 back in 2008. The Mitchell Baker in response to the rage announced on Mozilla blog the resignation of the CEO and also appologised on behalf of the company.

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