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New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott
Betanews ^ | 3/24 | Brian Fagioli

Posted on 03/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans, who happen to be gay, are threatened. As more and more people wake up from the slumber of ignorance and see the light in supporting gay marriage, there are still people that refuse to evolve. You can hate anyone you want, and if you hate gay people, that hate is your burden to live with. Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval, although I'm sure it would be appreciated. What they do need though, is to be treated equally by the government that they live under and pay taxes to.

When people donate money to anti-gay causes, they can sometimes fuel hatred and anti-American values. After all, equal rights are the foundation of the USA. Sadly, the new CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, who was appointed today, allegedly donated $1,000 to support a ban on gay marriage. Two developers, Hampton Catlin and his husband Michael, are boycotting Mozilla as a result.

"Today we were shocked to read that Brendan Eich has been appointed Mozilla CEO. As a gay couple who were unable to get married in California until recently, we morally cannot support a Foundation that would not only leave someone with hateful views in power, but will give them a promotion and put them in charge of the entire organization", says Hampton Catlin.

Catlin further explains, "I certainly recognize that there are great people at Mozilla. And that lots of people there want the org to be open and supportive. However, the board could have chosen ANY of those other, awesome people at Mozilla to be CEO. Hey, I've got a crazy idea, how about a woman at Mozilla? Nope. Out of all the possible candidates they could have chosen, they chose Brendan Eich. CEO's are extremely important to an organization. Their ideas, beliefs, philosophies, and personalities drive organizations".

Catlin writes the following letter to Mozilla:

Dear Mozilla,

As a married gay couple who are co-founders of this venture, we have chosen to boycott all Mozilla projects. We will not develop apps or test styles on Firefox anymore.

Effective today, we're removing Color Puzzle from the Firefox Marketplace and stopping work on all of our Firefox-related applications, notably the about-to-launch Firefox version of the popular Dictionary! app for iPhone and Android.

This is in protest of the appointment of Brendan Eich to the position of CEO of the Mozilla Foundation, where he had previously served as CTO.

We will continue our boycott until Brendan Eich is completely removed from any day to day activities at Mozilla, which we believe is extremely unlikely after all he’s survived and the continued support he has received from Mozilla.

This makes us very sad, as we love the little guy fighting to make things better. But it’s because of our status as a minority that we simply can’t ignore this slap in the face of giving him a promotion to lead your organization.

Sincerely,

Hampton Catlin

As you can see, Catlin loves Firefox, and is very torn and upset by the boycott. While Brendan Eich has the right to believe anything he wants, that belief comes with consequences. Obviously, a loss of developers and a blemish on Mozilla and Firefox are just a few, and it will be interesting to see how both the company and CEO react.

Do you support the boycott? Tell me in the comments.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; brianfagioli; california; culturewar; fagioli; firefox; gaymarriage; gaynewsrooms; gaystapo; hamptoncatlin; homosexualagenda; javascript; lavendermafia; liberalfascism; lofan; michaelcatlin; mitchellbaker; mozilla; netscape; opensource; pinkjournalism; prop8; proposition8; samesex; sass; sitdownandshutup; sprint; wikipediamobile
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Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Alpha Nerd, Takes Over as CEO (Q&A)

Brendan Eich homophobe?

1 posted on 03/25/2014 12:12:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The writer’s name is Fagioli???


2 posted on 03/25/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: nickcarraway

Ubuntu user here.

Just saying. :D


3 posted on 03/25/2014 12:13:27 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: nickcarraway

Shall we send him some support and encouragement?


4 posted on 03/25/2014 12:13:57 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Because to use something else would be homophobic?


5 posted on 03/25/2014 12:14:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I encourage all Freepers, write a letter to support this man, and use Firefox in solidarity. This is more Korporate Kristallnacht from the left.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 12:14:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway
No one is entitled to an opinion any more? Screw those fa . . . no, wait . . . They can suc . . . never mind. I just don't know how to cuss 'em out any more. :(
7 posted on 03/25/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ...

8 posted on 03/25/2014 12:16:57 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: jsanders2001

Hey i’m going to start boycotting companies that force faggotry down our throats too. Its only fair. Anyone in?


9 posted on 03/25/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Dalberg-Acton

The can stick it where the sun don’t....no, wait....


10 posted on 03/25/2014 12:17:17 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: nickcarraway

For some reason the software developer crowd is very liberal. I know of only a few conservatives in the crowd compared to the overwhelming liberal count.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 12:18:21 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Viennacon

I have my various domain names and websites hosted with a company that provides my email and job settings through Mozilla.

Glad to see that Mozilla is on the right side of this issue


12 posted on 03/25/2014 12:19:00 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Lx
The writer’s name is Fagioli???

As someone said on another thread - "it just writes itself".

13 posted on 03/25/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: jsanders2001

Heck yes.

Do it!

Americans are getting thoroughly fed up with this PC crap.

Enough. It was fine for a while while there was a goal to remove blatant bias in the world, but things have (badly) overshot that goal.

I am 100% for opposing political correctness.

Bigtime. Yes.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 12:20:17 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: nickcarraway

Hey Hampton and Caitlin, knock yourselves out and stick it where the sun don’t shine! ....oh wait....


15 posted on 03/25/2014 12:21:12 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: ShadowAce

In addition to creating JavaScript, Brendan has been the heart and soul of Mozilla since the 90s.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 12:21:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
And just how, Brian, does refusing to accept that homosexuals can become married, become "hate"?

I don't hate anyone - I just think homosexuals are delusional, sick individuals who refuse to accept that they are not accepted.

17 posted on 03/25/2014 12:21:54 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: nickcarraway

What a deplorable sewer of a culture we have now... this poor guy is vilified and demonized as a ‘bigot’ unworthy of having a job... all for supporting a common-sense initiative that the MAJORITY of California voters supported (like majorities in virtually every state before a tidal wave of media propaganda and judicial activism seemingly caused many to lose their minds).


18 posted on 03/25/2014 12:23:36 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: nickcarraway
Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval, ...

... though they do demand your baking and photography.

19 posted on 03/25/2014 12:24:02 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: grobdriver

In 2008 the United States elected a president who was against gay marriage. And he is still president, although he said he changed his mind about gay marriage. So, in 2008 through 2012, President Obama was an evil bigot?


20 posted on 03/25/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: angry elephant

Well, its not necessarily Mozilla, just the new CEO is a decent man. The intention of these corporate attacks is to get things like the new Nabisco ad and Google’s shameless propaganda out into the mainstream consciousness. It’s not as if this CEO is an activist who will put Bible quotes on the Firefox homepage. He just has a private opinion that’s been incovered by the left, so they know he won’t help spread their propaganda. For that, he must be destroyed.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

FireFox RULES......................

22 posted on 03/25/2014 12:25:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Hostage

Hey Hampton and Caitlin, knock yourselves out and stick it where the sun don’t shine! ....oh wait....


They are bending over to prove how “tolerant” they are with their “intolerance”. Makes perfect sense to them.


23 posted on 03/25/2014 12:25:58 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Lx

God hates Fagiolis.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 12:26:46 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: jsanders2001

I already cancelled my planned tour of the Guinness brewery when I’m in Dublin the summer. I was going to go to the Bushmill and Jameson distilleries too. Nope, not any more.


25 posted on 03/25/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: grobdriver
And just how, Brian, does refusing to accept that homosexuals can become married, become "hate"?

It seems like "hate" is all they know. It's their go-to word.

26 posted on 03/25/2014 12:26:58 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: nickcarraway
As a married gay couple

Liars.

27 posted on 03/25/2014 12:28:17 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: nickcarraway

Sheesh, where does the editorializing in this piece end and the actual reporting begin?


28 posted on 03/25/2014 12:31:12 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CodeToad

It is all the social media, web designing hipsters not real software engineer types.


29 posted on 03/25/2014 12:33:00 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: JennysCool

It worked. Most people believe it now.


30 posted on 03/25/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
Enough Fagiolism PING!

Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans...

31 posted on 03/25/2014 12:34:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Effective today, we’re removing Color Puzzle from the Firefox Marketplace and stopping work on all of our Firefox-related applications, notably the about-to-launch Firefox version of the popular Dictionary! app for iPhone and Android. “

Eh, so what?

I would venture that 80% of all apps written for the internet and phones are crap and useless anyway unless you have an empty life and need to post things about yourself.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 12:35:11 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway

So in California tech, if you make a first amendment donation to a political issue that the leftists don’t like everyone is permitted to boycott your employer and write nasty OpEd about it?

I have freinds and family there, but California is disgusting.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 12:35:23 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Organic Panic

Go to Murphy’s Brewery.


34 posted on 03/25/2014 12:37:16 PM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: nickcarraway
Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval

Quite frankly, yes you do. You absolutely need it. To the point you'll seek to destroy those who don't agree with you.

35 posted on 03/25/2014 12:38:32 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Viennacon

Visit the website online and look at all the limpwrist comments. This is where you need to post your support:

www.facebook.com/mozilla


36 posted on 03/25/2014 12:41:07 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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So in California tech, if you make a first amendment donation to a political issue that the leftists don’t like everyone is permitted to boycott your employer and write nasty OpEd about it? I have freinds and family there, but California is disgusting.

...and you have the right to boycott their employers and write nasty OpEds about them. It's called the First Amendment.

37 posted on 03/25/2014 12:41:43 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: nickcarraway

So anyone who believes in traditional marriage is now a hater?


38 posted on 03/25/2014 12:44:20 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: nickcarraway
Effective today, we're removing Color Puzzle from the Firefox Marketplace and stopping work on all of our Firefox-related applications, notably the about-to-launch Firefox version of the popular Dictionary! app for iPhone and Android.

Embargos typically harm those that refuse to sell more than they do those that would buy.

This “couple” are denying themselves monetary gain from their work to do symbolic harm to a non-profit.

Sounds dumb to me.

39 posted on 03/25/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway

Great. I will use Firefox.


40 posted on 03/25/2014 12:50:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nickcarraway

I am SICK of these Homonazis, trying to force us to celebrate sodomy.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 12:51:12 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nickcarraway
Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans, who happen to be gay, are threatened.

Gay marriage is NOT an equality issue because men and women are different. Men and women are NOT interchangeable.

Men and women already have basic rights. Trying to force fit civil rights into the same sex marriage issue reflects serious specious reasoning, especially by lawyers in black robes.

42 posted on 03/25/2014 12:51:27 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Red Badger

The new version of Internet Explorer is quite an upgrade; with it you can download Firefox twice as fast.

I’ve used Firefox exclusively for several years. I love it. Kudos to the CEO for standing up for his beliefs. To hell with the faggot mafia.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 12:56:36 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: CodeToad

“For some reason the software developer crowd is very liberal.”

Because code is amoral; it attracts amoral people, and amorality — or, at least, the pretension to amorality — is a core tenet of the liberal faith.


44 posted on 03/25/2014 12:57:44 PM PDT by HKMk23 (The Superior Culture will prevail.)
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To: nickcarraway
Is there anything one can be anti about anymore....if heterosexuals speak about or embrace traditional marriage between a man and a woman, same sex couples say it is discriminating...gays have even taken businessmen and women to court overy the non-gays right to choose whom to serve...that is discrimination and our Social Justice court system bows to the gays before even discussing the rights of, dare I say...straights. So doesn't Mr. Brendan Eich deserve the right to his opinions?
45 posted on 03/25/2014 12:59:05 PM PDT by yoe
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To: nickcarraway

Been using TOR The Onion Router to give our friends at the NSA something to do for their fat checks. The TOR browser is Firefox and the switch from Chrome is a little startling.

It's interesting to see how much information isn't passed by (or is assumed from your IP) the TOR browser, especially when you google something and find the default response is in French.

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

46 posted on 03/25/2014 1:01:47 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: jsanders2001

Went to www.facebook.com/mozilla and it’s obvious the queers are networking to bomb the page with their classic, typical hater/homophobe/bigot attacks.


47 posted on 03/25/2014 1:02:10 PM PDT by polymuser
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To: HKMk23
"For some reason the software developer crowd is very liberal.”

So, how about the hardware crowd?

48 posted on 03/25/2014 1:05:10 PM PDT by polymuser
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To: nickcarraway

This is not an equality issue. It’s a morality issue. Hell will be full of modern Americans like this clown.


49 posted on 03/25/2014 1:08:38 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: jsanders2001
Anyone in?

You got it !

50 posted on 03/25/2014 1:11:33 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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