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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO
The Register ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jasper Hamill

Posted on 03/25/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT by markomalley

A pair of gay developers have launched a boycott of Firefox in protest against the Mozilla Foundation's decision to appoint a CEO who appears to be an opponent of same sex marriage. Mozilla co-founder and Javascript creator Brendan Eich was awarded the top job yesterday.

Hampton Catlin, creator of Wikipedia Mobile and CSS extension language Sass, said he would no longer develop apps for Firefox after Eich's appointment.

The dev cited a six-year-old database of donor contributions to campaigns in support and opposition of Proposition 8 listing Brendan Eich, (Employer: Mozilla) as a $1,000 contributor to a campaign in support of the anti-gay marriage California ballot proposition.

Prop 8 was struck down after being ruled unconstitutional in 2010 and the final appeal was put to bed in June last year.

Catlin and his husband run a development firm called Rarebit which makes a game called Color Puzzle and was set to bring a dictionary app to Firefox Marketplace.

In a blog post, Catlin wrote: "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 any more.

"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.”

Catlin and his British husband Michael were unable to get married in California until recently.

The pair always dreamed of starting a company together, but Michael's visa was tied to his employment status. As it was not possible to marry, they were unable to found a new firm.

When the Supreme Court repealed Proposition 8, the lovers immediately rushed to San Francisco City Hall to get married. A post-nuptials picture of them was then published on the front page of the New York Times.

“Today, Michael has a green card and we’re able to pursue this venture in the US,” said Catlin. “These days, I am so damn proud of my country for making this all possible. So, that’s why it’s personal for us. Brendan Eich was an active supporter of denying our right to be married and even to start this business."

We have contacted Mozilla to ask them for a statement on their position regarding Eich's contribution, but there has been no response. We'll update this article if we hear back.

Eich himself blogged about the controversy over his donation last year on his website, maintaining that "Mozilla had nothing to do with the donation" and "Donors above a certain amount are required by the State of California to disclose their employer". ®


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; brendaneich; california; firefox; hamptoncatlin; homosexualagenda; michaelcatlin; mitchellbaker; mozilla; netscape; opensource; prop8; proposition8; sass; sprint; unitedkingdom; wikipediamobile
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1 posted on 03/25/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT by markomalley
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Firefox is my primary browser and will remain so.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 1:25:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: markomalley

I support the new leader of Mozilla.

Enough of the PC nonsense.

I run Ubuntu.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 1:25:16 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: markomalley

Rage against the machine? /S


4 posted on 03/25/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Gene Eric

Same here!


5 posted on 03/25/2014 1:26:38 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: markomalley

This will makee so happy overtime I boot up my desktop which uses Firefox as my default browser.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 1:26:56 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: WilliamRobert
Overtime = everytime
7 posted on 03/25/2014 1:28:15 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: markomalley

I’ve been using Chrome more, but I think I’ll go back to Firefox after reading this.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 1:28:18 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: markomalley
Reminds me of Ain't Gonna Play Sun City.
9 posted on 03/25/2014 1:28:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: markomalley

I love my Firefox and will not give it up because of some anti-First Amendment Homosexuals.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 1:28:47 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: markomalley

Alas, I still like Chrome because Firefox still doesn’t support running each tab as its own separate process.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Gene Eric

Why is it that every decision made by any company has to be judged by whether or not they support one man putting his penis into another man’s rectum?


12 posted on 03/25/2014 1:30:29 PM PDT by big truck
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To: markomalley
Tolerance™...

...for thee, but not for me, so sayeth the homo lib.

13 posted on 03/25/2014 1:31:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: big truck

Yup. The butt bullies are not that tolerant.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 1:33:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: markomalley

I figured all the gays were on Apple products. They are anti-capitalism liberals mostly, so why not use the products from one of the largest corporations in the world!


15 posted on 03/25/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: markomalley

I never thought I’d ever actually make a substantial contribution to the Mozilla foundation, but guess what?


16 posted on 03/25/2014 1:34:33 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: markomalley

Never used Firefox - I just signed up for it!


17 posted on 03/25/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT by celmak
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To: markomalley

Funny; I just downloaded and installed Firefox on my new computer, and this is the first thing I browse...


18 posted on 03/25/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: markomalley

How tolerant of the Diversity Brigades.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 1:37:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like a good reason to use Firefox!!!!


20 posted on 03/25/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: markomalley

“...and his husband...”

Does not compute. Must stop reading this article. Must wash hands.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Travis T. OJustice; Swordmaker

Here we go again...


22 posted on 03/25/2014 1:39:48 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Enough of the PC nonsense.

I run Ubuntu.

Ah, yes, the OS named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (literally, "human-ness"), which often is translated as "humanity towards others" or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".

Glad to see you are not PC.

23 posted on 03/25/2014 1:41:10 PM PDT by celmak
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To: markomalley

Homosexuals are perpetually angry.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 1:41:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: celmak

Hey I’ve got Windows 8.1 on a drive anyway.

The drive is in a box, in my closet. But I’ve got it.

:D


25 posted on 03/25/2014 1:43:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Gene Eric

Mine too—now it will stay for sure.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 1:43:46 PM PDT by BamaAndy
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To: markomalley; All

If a gay business owner has the right to refuse service to an anti-gay customer then certainly anti-gay business owners have the right to refuse service to gay customers, particularly where the constitutionally enumerated rights of anti-gay business owners are concerned.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 1:45:30 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: markomalley
The pair always dreamed of starting a company together, but Michael's visa was tied to his employment status. As it was not possible to marry, they were unable to found a new firm.

I don't follow the logic here. Was he planning on starting a new company with him but then not hiring him as an employee?
28 posted on 03/25/2014 1:45:37 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: markomalley
I will continue to use Firefox .

I am sick of these intolerant homo nazis.

29 posted on 03/25/2014 1:47:06 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: markomalley

So a rump ranger is getting his/hers panties all in a wad over a contribution?

Some people just need to get over themselves.


30 posted on 03/25/2014 1:47:53 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Politicians and diapers need to be changed for the same reason)
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To: markomalley

How dare he have unapproved opinions!


31 posted on 03/25/2014 1:49:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: big truck

Because the liberals have decided to make homosexual marriage a key cause of theirs.

If liberals had not done so, then we would be free to have differing opinions on how to define marriage, or whether to define marriage at all by government.

The liberals drive the train on this crap. Whatever cause they push, needs to be pushed into every corner of society and business, even into the hiring decisions of technology companies. That’s the world we live in. We live in a politically correct world now.

The good news is, opposition by liberals doesn’t have to be a death penalty. Chick Fil A is alive and well.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 1:49:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

> Catlin and his British husband Michael were unable to get married in California until recently. The pair always dreamed of starting a company together, but Michael’s visa was tied to his employment status. As it was not possible to marry, they were unable to found a new firm.

IOW, based on this article, their entire story is BS — not getting married has NOTHING to do with starting a company together. This is just more anti-hetero hate speech from a couple of demagogues.

Thanks markomalley.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 1:50:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jane Long

They never promised to be tolerant, in the same way Islamists demand you bow to them it is a one way street


34 posted on 03/25/2014 1:51:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: markomalley

Related, from the perpetual offendees themselves:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137211/posts


35 posted on 03/25/2014 1:53:47 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Download Firefox — Free Web Browser — Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/


36 posted on 03/25/2014 1:54:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: markomalley
Firefox is the only browser I use and will certainly remain so.

Thanks for cementing the decision, fudge packers.

37 posted on 03/25/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: celmak
Ah, yes, the OS named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (literally, "human-ness"), which often is translated as "humanity towards others" or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".

That's as may be, but by using Ubuntu I'm not contributing a penny to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

38 posted on 03/25/2014 1:58:49 PM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: markomalley

This rooster sucker can go to hell.


39 posted on 03/25/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: markomalley

Well I guess they will have to cruise the queer, freak and pervert sites using Internet Explorer “Ate”.


40 posted on 03/25/2014 1:59:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (History is about to be repeated in the Third World of Progressive intellectual and moral depravity.)
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To: markomalley

There are very good reasons as to why Homosexuality was once labeled a Mental Disorder.

This is a good example.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: markomalley

Hopefully the new CEO will keep them from falling further into oblivion. I remember when Firefox was performant and didn’t need to look like every other browser out there.

It - just - worked.

If they keep changing stuff for the hell of it (because 1 jackass thinks it’s a bright idea, counter-arguments be damned) I’ll dump it regardless of whatever the article’s subjects are complaining about. Next browser will probably be one I write so I don’t have to play this game anymore.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 2:05:07 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Gene Eric

Same here.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 2:05:12 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: markomalley

More gay witch hunts against someone who opposes gay marriage/ Just because you donate to the traditional marriage side in a referndum


44 posted on 03/25/2014 2:06:36 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
That's as may be, but by using Ubuntu I'm not contributing a penny to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

Good enough. Peace to you.

45 posted on 03/25/2014 2:12:27 PM PDT by celmak
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To: markomalley

I am befuddled. They want to boycott Firefox because the CEO is anti-gay marriage, but yet they want a baker with the same views to be forced to bake a cake for them.


46 posted on 03/25/2014 2:13:02 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: Darren McCarty
This rooster sucker can go to hell.

If these rooster suckers don't repent of their sins they WILL go to hell. May God bless them with the grace of repentance and conversion. Soon.

47 posted on 03/25/2014 2:16:11 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: markomalley

Liberals: The most intolerant, mean-spirited, hate-filled, violent, gross sickos ever. They really think sticking their body parts into the feces of other people is a good thing to be celebrated


48 posted on 03/25/2014 2:16:20 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: nutmeg

Bookmark


49 posted on 03/25/2014 2:16:25 PM PDT by nutmeg (ObamaCare: Yet another disaster brought to you by the democRATic party)
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To: markomalley
Wow! This is going to have a real affect on Mozilla's bottom line.

Queers: "We are the 3.5%."

50 posted on 03/25/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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