Mozilla: Champion of Equality…Some Restrictions Apply

Happy Sunday! I found this thoughtful and provocative piece that I hope you’ll enjoy with your morning coffee. – Ray Schaub


Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich–the guy who created JavaScript–resigned yesterday as CEO from the Mozilla Corporation and from the board of the nonprofit foundation that wholly owns the company.

Here are some of the reasons he did not resign:

Incidentally, the company founders and/or CEOs who did the things described above retained their positions.

Here is the reason Eich did resign: In 2008, he gave $1,000 to a non-profit group.  Yep, that’s it.  Of course, here’s the kicker–the group is, and they were behind the Prop 8 campaign in California.

Quick background: Prop 8 (a constitutional amendment) defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  This amendment to the California Constitution passed in 2008 when more…

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