Skip to comments.New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott
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:
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 hes 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 its because of our status as a minority that we simply cant ignore this slap in the face of giving him a promotion to lead your organization.
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.
The writer’s name is Fagioli???
Ubuntu user here.
Just saying. :D
Shall we send him some support and encouragement?
Because to use something else would be homophobic?
I encourage all Freepers, write a letter to support this man, and use Firefox in solidarity. This is more Korporate Kristallnacht from the left.
Hey i’m going to start boycotting companies that force faggotry down our throats too. Its only fair. Anyone in?
The can stick it where the sun don’t....no, wait....
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.
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
As someone said on another thread - "it just writes itself".
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.
Hey Hampton and Caitlin, knock yourselves out and stick it where the sun don’t shine! ....oh wait....
I don't hate anyone - I just think homosexuals are delusional, sick individuals who refuse to accept that they are not accepted.
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).
... though they do demand your baking and photography.
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?