Skip to comments.MOZILLA** Interesting posting from an Insider
Posted on 04/07/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by Bikkuri
Hello. I am member of Mozilla's development team and these postings here lately force me now to react. Let me first clarify one thing. I do that because someone has finally to speak out some things... Things which should clearly brought out to the public....
First, the incident about our short time CEO Eich..... many of us do NOT agree with what has happened. There has been a massive amount of pressure inside and outside of Mozilla which brought him to resign from his post.
About the ads in the new tab page... Our reasoning for this is to make us more independent moneywise and influence wise from Google Inc. - the problem is, even with that we still are unable to break free of Google in so many ways sadly!
About Australis and the so called chrome similarity: In business you have to make some compromise to get your income, there are quite a lot dependencies which often stand in the way what you can do or not do!
BUT: I really would lie if i would now say that there would be no suggestions/recommendation/expectancies coming from the side of Google Inc towards us in terms of general feature request or UI features. Which leads to Australis. I can say, without Google Australis would be a hell of more customizable as it is as end result. Again.. many do not agree with Google's influence and would like to see the relationship between Google Inc. and Mozilla terminated!
And last but not least towards this political boycott... Eich's departure is NOT the whole sickness, it is only part of the symptoms which are plaguing Mozilla. Mozilla as it is right now is torn into half. One half often does not like what the other half is planning. This and the massive amount of Third Party organization influence since a long time is leading to things like that which are damaging in a massive way Mozilla's reputation!
In the end many of us as i said do not agree with most of the above mentioned problems, the reason nobody is complaing is because it is like in every other business... criticize the leaders and you are history!
If you really feel the need for a boycott... Do it against Australis, do it against Google's influence and the influence of the ads industry into Mozilla! Stay with Firefox 28 instead of 29 or stay with Seamonkey. Drop your Google Mail, stop use Google search, write Google a message in their groups that you dislike their direct influence in many of Mozilla's business/developement decisions! We have to get independent again!
Some adresses where you can write: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.governance https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/firefox-dev
Or feel free to write your protest to #mozilla or #firefox over Twitter or contact people like Mitchell Baker.
Again... boycotting because of political reasons changes NOTHING - not when the sickness which plagues the construct goes much more deeper! Don't forget with enough support we can change nearly everything! Help us get healthy again, help us break free of limitations we are suffering right now!
After all we are Mozilla - Doing good is part of our code! And we still have not stopped to be the good guys!
With kind regards!
Please ping anyone that would be interested..
bump for later.
We must all keep circulating the name Mitchell Baker, the official who imposed her religious bigotry on CEO Brendan Eich by firing him because his religious beliefs didn’t match hers.
Expect him to be rooted out and castigated if teal.
Sooner or later, it is going to become clear to all but the most liberal or the most mentally ill (but I repeat myself) that the only way to satisfy all the demands of the Gay Mafia is to crap on the rights of just about everybody else.
Is English a second language for most Mozilla employees?
That is true for any single “pressure group.” The Gay Mafia is only the latest to take it for a spin around the racetrack.
Swirling the drain.
This is true and represents the feelings and thoughts of two of three very close friends of mine who work for Mozilla. Mozilla USED TO BE independent but have fallen wholly for Google as their sugar daddy, which is the biggest part of the problem with their leadership/management debacle(s).
Mozilla, as a whole, does not pull down much in the way of profits. They develop FREE software and act a pillar in the open source community. However, the open source community is starting to take notice that Mozilla is floundering, and mark my words, if Mozilla goes over fully to the dark side, the GNU community WILL retaliate by making sure Mozilla burns.
The only way to satisfy the demands of the gay mafia is for EVERYONE to perform a perverted homosexual act in public and on video.
And even then, they’ll still be miserable. It’s because deep down inside, they know it’s wrong. No rationalization can make that go away.
In my view, this is exactly what got Mozilla/Firefox in trouble. Taking actions they thought would be perceived as "good" without considering what MOST Americans would really think. My answer is the same...tough crap, lie in it, etc.
“Is English a second language for most Mozilla employees?”
Third. Coders sometimes have trouble making the transition from the home tongue through binary to the modulus 26 language...
Call the IT support line for Mozilla and ask.
Same thing happened internally at Intel.
Toe the line or be forced out during review time.
That was not written by an American. Just an observation; no doubt there are many many Asians working there.
I live in fear of having to make a call like that.
At the moment, I'm a little stuck with Firefox on my Mac because I have 10.5, but I hope to get it revved up to 10.6 by this weekend. I have a Snow Leopard disc on the way.
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