Skip to comments.Mozilla registers swell of negative feedback following Eich ouster
Posted on 04/05/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT by servo1969
Mozilla, the company that operates the web browser Firefox, experienced its highest level of negative customer feedback the day after its embattled co-founder Brendan Eich resigned as CEO after gay rights activists objected to his appointment.
On Thursday, Mozilla forced Eich to resign just two weeks after hiring him. At issue was a $1,000 donation Eich gave in 2008 in support of Californias Proposition 8, a successful ballot initiative which banned gay marriage.
The decision to remove the man who invented the web scripting language JavaScipt did not sit well with many customers many of them pelted Mozillas website with a surge of negative feedback.
On Friday, 94 percent of the sentiments registered on the site were sad, while six percent were happy. That translates to about 7,000 negative responses, compared to nearly 500 positive responses.
Your abject and pathetic condemnation of an individuals right to hold and support their own view on the world is simply unbelievable, read one users feedback at the Mozilla site.
Eichs hiring last month generated outrage from Mozilla contributors, called Mozillians, over Eichs past support of Prop 8, which passed in California with 52 percent of the vote.
Outsiders protested Eichs hiring as well, and likely served as the tipping point for his removal.
The matchmaking website OkCupid posted a letter which greeted Firefox users informing them about Eichs political contribution. It urged them to find another web browser to search for dates.
Many conservatives expressed their outrage over the forced resignation. Talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh tackled the topic on his show on Friday. Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer called for a counter-boycott of the tech company. And many conservative Twitter users urged other conservatives to remove Firefox from their computers under the hashtag #UninstallFirefox.
Mozilla declined to respond to The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment.
Call Mozell and ask for tech support to uninstall Firefox.
Homos getting their way is a small part of the issue. The overwhelming issue, IMO, is that we are allowing opinions and beliefs to be stifled without repercussion.
Every time I have uninstalled Foxfire (for performance issues) I always got a response why I was uninstalling. Not this time. I think they know they screwed the pooch on this one.
Or ask them to point you to an add-on that removes Firefox and installs your choice of Opera/Chrome/IE,
A whole lot of “1984” in 2014.
As I have been saying; only one view point is tolerated by the left. Now if you have the “wrong” viewpoint you can’t even hold a job in the private sector.
Didn’t the Jews go through something like this in the mid/late ‘30s?
That, and donate to your other favorite browser (Pale Moon, for example) and tell them why you’re donating your $$$ in support.
People can protest and petition all they want - it is their right. The problem is people and institutions which cave to these petitioners regardless of the merit or maturity of their protestations.
That’s interesting. I uninstalled FF on one computer and I was expecting that message also. Not this time. Hmm.
Perhaps we ought to call the Mozilla board a bunch of cowardly little Eich-manns.
This is what this is starting to remind me of. It is a group-think mentality that is vilifying those that disagree with them to the point of being OK with their “enemies” having their livelihood taken away.
Astonishing - just because somebody believes marriage is between a man and a woman. It is an extremist position to think that somebody is a hateful, bigoted, human-rights oppressing “evil” person because they believe in traditional marriage...even more so if it goes so far as wanting people to be punished, it is tyranny...the same group think that has caused atrocities in history. I always wondered how people could go along with extremists (Nazis, etc.) - now I see it clearly.
Why is the homofascist site OKCupid escaping attack? The fag owners of that site are the ones who started this entire sh*tstorm. Do any single FReepers use them? They should face a huge conservative boycott.
Count me as a swell. I got rid of Mozilla a few minutes ago.
“Astonishing - just because somebody believes marriage is between a man and a woman.’
It’s not so much what he believes,it could be just about anything,but the fact you can lose a job because the powers-that-be don’t agree with you.
I find it frightening,especially since the MSM isn’t condemning this action.
Yes,they did; and apparently neither they nor any one else learned any thing from it.
Mozilla is dead.
I thought the same thing.