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  • The New Torquemadas: CEO Brendan Eich Would not recant his heresy, The New Torquemadas

    04/05/2014 8:52:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2014 | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    One could be forgiven for throwing one’s hands up in despair at the sheer audacity of it all. A fortnight ago, as the federal government took to the courts to defend a rule that deliberately burdens the consciences of America’s more religiously devout entrepreneurs, the professional Left adopted the position that companies do not have consciences, griped that a harsh separation of the public and the private spheres was a recipe for the suffering of unpopular or put-upon individuals, and insisted that any links between the activities of an employee and the deeply held beliefs of his boss should be...
  • NY Times: Mozilla CEO's 'Anti-Gay' Stance 'By Definition Disqualifying,' He Needed 'Rehabilitation'

    04/05/2014 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies
    NY Times: Mozilla CEO's 'Anti-Gay' Stance 'By Definition Disqualifying,' He Needed 'Rehabilitation' By Tim Graham Created 04/05/2014 - 6:59pm Our web guru Steve Edwards passed along a tweet from Moe Lane that said "New York Times confirms: Open Source advocacy is for liberals/progressives only. " Lane linked to an obnoxious blog post by Farhad Manjoo in The New York Times titled “Why Mozilla’s Chief Had to Resign.” You see, “Mozilla is not a normal company. It is an activist organization.” And activists apparently find it very distasteful to be less than “militantly tolerant,” as Manjoo put it: Is this an...
  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Why are they called 'homofascists'? Here's why...

    04/05/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | 4-5-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Many Christians have been warning for years that the radical homosexual activist lobby is made up of Christian-hating fascists who are in rebellion against both God and nature, who are hell-bent on criminalizing Christianity and pushing to the fringes anyone who publicly acknowledges natural human sexuality and the age-old, immutable institution of legitimate marriage as created by God. Sadly, many people, even many Christians, think that I and others are using hyperbole when we refer to this sexual anarchist "LGBT" movement as "homofascist" or the "Gaystapo." I hope you'll think again. It's time to wake up and smell the impending...
  • Conservative activist launches boycott of Firefox browser

    04/05/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 141 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    Ben Shapiro of the website TruthRevolt isn't taking the actions of gay activists who forced CEO Brenden Eich out of his CEO position at Mozilla lying down. In fact, Shapiro has called for a boycott of Mozilla's Firefox browser as a way for conservatives to show their displeasure with the outrageous intolerance demonstrated by gay activistis.Washington Times: Conservative activist Ben Shapiro is leading up an online charge of fellow political compadres to boycott the browser Firefox — an outraged response to the Mozilla chief’s departure from his CEO role due to gay rights’ protests. Former CEO Brendan Eich, who’s been...
  • Free for Me, Not for Thee: Free Speech “Evolves” to Pro-Choice

    04/05/2014 8:52:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-5-2014 | MOTUS
    I see the tolerant left has banned the “Honor Diaries” from being shown on college campuses. Odd, isn’t it? They would go to the mat to defend Hollywood’s “freedom of speech” right to depict the same sort of heinous crimes – child rape, mutilation, torture, death – that is portrayed in this film. Apparently the normally tolerant campus sensibilities were stretched beyond even their extremely high watermark when such behavior is credited to the religion of peace. And if it’s intolerable to the Council on American–Islam Relations (CAIR) sensibilities, that’s good enough for us: Although Honor Diaries has been widely...
  • Mozilla: Mounting The Heads Of Conservatives On Their Walls

    04/05/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 4, 2014 | ELISE HILTON
    Mitchell Baker, executive chair of Mozilla, announced on the company’s blog that Brendan Eich, former Mozilla CEO has stepped down “for Mozilla and our community.” His sin: contributing $1000 in 2008 in support of California’s Prop 8, which upheld traditional marriage.Now, Mozilla is a company that takes great pride in their – ahem – tolerance and open-mindedness. Really. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.Our organizational culture reflects diversity...
  • Why can Mozilla have corporate convictions but not Hobby Lobby?

    04/05/2014 4:49:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 30 replies
    Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission ^ | APR 4, 2014 | PHILLIP BETHANCOURT
    This week a well known company whose products I have used for years made national headlines. Why? They made a controversial decision based on their closely held corporate convictions in response to a national outcry. They were criticized by those on the other side who claimed that their expression of their organizational beliefs would violate the freedom of their employees and cause them harm. No, I am not talking about Hobby Lobby. I am talking about Mozilla. Yesterday, newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich resigned amidst an online furor that erupted because he donated $1,000 to support California's Proposition 8...
  • Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

    04/05/2014 3:03:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2014 8:23 PM EDT | Martha Mendoza
    The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation. […] “There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.” But Eich’s abrupt departure has stirred the debate over the fairness of forcing out a highly-qualified technology executive over his personal views and a single campaign...
  • WHAT MOZILLA MEANS (ON BRENDAN EICH’S DEFENESTRATION)

    04/05/2014 2:17:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/4/2014 | Robert P. George
    Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear.No Catholics need apply.Or Evangelical Christians.Or Eastern Orthodox.Or Orthodox Jews.Or Mormons.Or Muslims.Unless, that is, you are the “right kind” of Catholic, Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox Christian, observant Jew, Mormon, or Muslim, namely, the kind who believes your religious or philosophical tradition is wrong about the nature of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the view now dominant among secular elites is correct. In that case, Mozilla will consider you morally worthy to work for them. Or maybe you can work for them even if you do happen to believe (or...
  • Uh oh: 60% of Intel employees who donated in Prop 8 debate supported banning gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2014 | AllahPundit
    Using the LA Times’s trusty blacklist database, Nate Silver ran the numbers on donations from people who work at Fortune 500 Silicon Valley companies and discovered that a majority of every company’s employees donated towards defeating the ban. Every company, that is, except one.I want you to go grab some pliers, crack open your computer console, and join me in tearing the processor right out of that sucker. Political correctness begins on your own desktop, my friends. The Los Angeles Times maintains a database of contributions for and against Proposition 8. The database includes the names of a donor’s employer,...
  • Mozilla Chief Learns, if You Don’t Support Gay Marriage, You Don’t Deserve a Job

    04/04/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    As we enter this golden age of tolerance and diversity, the nation’s gay rights community is sending a warning message to Americans: If you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job. Apparently, Brendan Eich did not get that message. He’s the former chief executive officer at Mozilla, the technology group that gave us the Firefox Web browser. Eich resigned under a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed he had donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that protected traditional marriage. It’s unclear who outed Eich. But that really doesn’t matter. Once his donation...
  • How does Mozilla make their money?

    04/04/2014 8:12:08 PM PDT · by fwdude · 38 replies
    4/4/14 | fwdude
    Just wanted to get up to speed on how these outfits operate, from people in the know. Banners? Clicks? What?
  • What the Defenestration of Brendan Eich Portends

    04/04/2014 6:11:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Mirror of Justice ^ | 4/3/14 | Robert George
    Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear. No Catholics need apply. Or Evangelical Christians. Or Eastern Orthodox. Or Orthodox Jews. Or Mormons. Or Muslims. Unless, that is, you are the "right kind" of Catholic, Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox Christian, observant Jew, Mormon, or Muslim, namely, the kind who believes your religious or philosophical tradition is wrong about the nature of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the view now dominant among secular elites is correct. In that case, Mozilla will consider you morally worthy to work for them. Or maybe you can work for them even...
  • Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

    04/04/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 99 replies
    cna ^ | April 4, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Brendan Eich, former head of Mozilla. Credit: Mozilla Foundation via wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Mountain View, Calif., Apr 4, 2014 / 08:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.   Andrew Sullivan – founding editor of political blog “The Dish” and writer of the first national cover-story in favor of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in 1989 – strongly criticized Eich's resignation in a April 3 post. “Will he now be forced to walk through the...
  • Mozilla set a new company record today for online customer dissatisfaction

    04/04/2014 2:47:49 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 57 replies
    If Mozilla was hoping to avoid controversy by edging out former CEO Brendan Eich, the company has most certainly failed. The graph below comes from the feedback page on their site. This chart goes back to when the comment system was adopted, and the highest number of "sad" comments is today, by a factor of about two. The second highest number came yesterday. [Chart at link] For a flavor of the complaints, click through or just have a look: [Image at link]
  • Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/4/2014 | Douglas Lang
    The newly elected CEO and co-founder of Mozilla - the maker of the Firefox web browser - was forced into resignation today after activists pressured the company over his donation to a political campaign that opposed same-sex marriage. Brendan Eich was forced into resigning from the company he co-founded just one month into his new role as CEO. In 2008 Eich donated $1000 to the campaign for California Proposition 8 and was widely chastised by the left press and social media. After his recent appointment as CEO his vilification was reawakened and he came under pressure from employees, press, social...
  • Corrosive Conformity [Mozilla]

    04/04/2014 6:57:18 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | April 4, 2014 | The Editors
    In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich both were against gay marriage. Senator Obama averred his support for the one-man/one-woman view of marriage, while Mr. Eich, a cofounder of the Mozilla web-browser company, donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8 — a California ballot initiative that had the effect of making Senator Obama’s avowed marriage policy the law in California, at least until a federal court overturned it on the theory that California’s constitution is unconstitutional. Barack Obama inexplicably remains, as of this writing, president of the United States of America, but Mr. Eich has just been forced out as CEO...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Mozilla Resignation - (quite good)

    04/04/2014 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    Listening to Limbaugh | 4/4/14 | (just listening to Rush)
    Listening to Limbaugh at the moment, and I have got to hand it to Rush. He is going off on the left, for what happened to the former Mozille chief. Way to go Rush. Well said.
  • LGBT Witch Hunt Takes Down Mozilla CEO: Fascism or Free Speech? (PODCAST)

    04/04/2014 9:36:39 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 36 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/4/13 | Austin Petersen
    Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was pressured to step down after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 ballot measure against gay marriage. In a story twist, it was revealed that the Internal Revenue Service was responsible for a leak in which they turned over the donor records of the campaign to a gay rights group. Follow TLR on Google+ The controversy heated up when dating website OKCupid asked users not to access their site using the browser as an act of protest, which initiated a firestorm that resulted in Eich’s resignation. Curiously enough, Eich presided over...
  • A Gay CEO with Balls Needs to Hire Eich and Halt this Crap

    04/04/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Patheos ^ | 04/04/2014 | Elizabeth Scalia
    If the headline strikes some as offensive, it will nevertheless remain, because that’s the case I’m making, and I’m sticking with it: a gay CEO with a pair of brass ones needs to step up and speak truth to a growing, and most illiberal new power. He or she needs to hire Brendan Eich in some sort of corporate leadership capacity for the sake of the most fundamental of freedoms — the freedom to think what you want to think, even if your thinking is unpopular or deemed “mistaken” — and in so doing boldly declare that our society has...
  • Brendan Eich and the New American Totalitarian State: Gay Marriage Activists force Mozilla CEO out

    04/04/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political. Imagine if you were denied a promotion at work because a co-worker found out you had made a personal donation to a conservative candidate. Imagine if your environmentally-correct boss discovered that, in your free time at home, you supported an organization that exposed the fallacies of man-made global warming and asked you for your resignation. Imagine if you were...
  • Mozilla speaks, sort of

    04/04/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 72 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 4, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Under the heading “Brendan Eich steps down as CEO,” Mozilla has posted the following statement in the name of executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker. Eich has “stepped down” from his position at Mozilla days after his appointment, following the revelation that he contributed $1,000 to the campaign supporting the passage of Prop 8 in California six years ago. The Wall Street Journal covers the story here. Baker’s statement is must reading, though it requires some translation. It is not exactly straightforward. Using the mandatory shibboleths, the statement refers to a corporate culture of “diversity and inclusiveness.” If you’ve read 1984, you...
  • Dissent on a One-Way Street

    04/04/2014 4:19:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1000.00 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woman. Eich recently became chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla, part of the Mozilla Foundation, oversees pieces of the Mozilla web browser Firefox -- an open source rival to Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. Half the board resigned when Mozilla named Eich the CEO. The online dating service OKCupid called for a boycott of Mozilla. Contributing to an unpopular cause six years ago -- during a time the left claimed "dissent is patriotic" --...
  • TruthRevolt Blocks Mozilla Firefox to Protest Anti-Conservative Discrimination

    04/03/2014 8:14:50 PM PDT · by This Just In · 132 replies
    BreitbartNews ^ | April 3, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Thursday, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned thanks to pressure by both the company infrastructure and the left over a $1,000 donation he made to Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative that would have enshrined traditional marriage as the standard for state marriage in California.
  • Mozilla thoughtcrime, IRS corruption, and the devaluation of marriage

    04/04/2014 2:18:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Instablog ^ | 4/4/2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Just a couple of weeks into his tenure as CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich has been ousted by a mob of jackbooted same-sex marriage supporters, for the unforgivable crime of donating $1000 in 2008 to the Proposition 8 gay-marriage ban in California.  Eich co-founded Mozilla and created the indispensable Javascript programming language, but none of that counted for much against his long-ago financial support of traditional marriage.We've had a few nasty culture clashes of late, but this one takes the cake.  Eich was quite literally persecuted for a thoughtcrime.  He didn't say something that the gay marriage crowd found offensive,...
  • How did people find out that Mozilla’s CEO donated to support Prop 8? (Forcing him to resign)

    04/03/2014 6:31:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | AllahPundit
    Rumors are floating around Twitter that proof of Brendan Eich’s donation was illegally leaked by people in government sympathetic to the cause of gay marriage. Not so. I’d forgotten about it, but friends reminded me that the LA Times obtained a list of people who gave, for and against, to the fight over the Prop 8 referendum in 2008. They put the whole database online and made it searchable. Search it today and, sure enough, there’s Eich with a $1,000 donation in favor. Under California law, that disclosure is perfectly legal: The state is authorized to provide certain personal information...
  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    04/03/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 5:38 PM EDT | Sarah Skidmore Sell
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View, Calif.-based organization that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by promoting Eich. …
  • Mozilla's Anti-Gay-Marriage CEO Is Out

    04/03/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/03/2014 | Jay Yarow
    Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich is out. Eich is resigning as CEO and leaving the board of Mozilla, the open-source computing company that makes the Firefox browser. He had been under fire for supporting anti-gay marriage legislation in California in 2008. Some Mozilla employees had been calling for his resignation on Twitter for the past week. Dating site OkCupid changed its home page so that if someone using Firefox came to it, it would tell them about Eich and suggest they switch browsers.
  • Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO (The New Blacklist)

    04/03/2014 12:56:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Mozilla Blog (Official Blog of Mozilla) ^ | April 4, 2014 | Mitchell Baker,
    Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves. We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better. Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is...
  • Mozilla CEO on Gay Marriage Row: I Keep My Personal Beliefs Out of the Office

    04/02/2014 4:41:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Katherine Weber
    Brendan Eich, the new CEO of Mozilla, which is behind the Firefox web browser, is speaking out amid criticism that he made a donation in 2008 to California's amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Eich said he keeps his personal beliefs and work separate. Saying he has kept his beliefs out of Mozilla "all these 15 years we've been going," Eich told the Guardian on Tuesday that the principle that he has operated by and that is also formalized in the company's code of conduct "is it's really about keeping anything that's not central to...
  • Mozilla CEO Learns that Liberals Hate Diversity

    04/02/2014 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Over 65,000 people have signed a left-wing petition to get the CEO of Mozilla fired because he’s an intolerant bigot… Or something. The self-proclaimed police-of-tolerance have been attacking CEO Brendon Eich for his “unacceptable” views on gay marriage (he’s against it). And with a stunning amount of unaware irony, progressives have decided that they are incapable of tolerating a tech CEO who is an advocate of traditional marriage. That’s right: A petition has been started to toss Mozilla’s CEO out on the street, because gay marriage advocates are too intolerant to allow such “bigotry” in the corporate tech world. On...
  • How to become untouchable...Mozilla CEO pressured to resign over Prop 8 contribution

    04/01/2014 6:45:23 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/1/14 | Steve Berman
    What's not being widely reported is that Eich was one of the founders of mozilla.org, the nonprofit he now runs. This is no outsider brought in to whip up profits, because it's a nonprofit. This is no outsider brought in at all. Eich was one of the designers at the original Netscape in 1995, and worked on Javascript, one of the backbones of Internet technology today (if it weren't for Javascript, most interactive websites, including blogs, would not function). He's a technical person, and served as CTO of Mozilla since 2005, and also on the board of the Mozilla Foundation....
  • Legal expert calls for Mozilla boycott after CEO apologizes for backing true marriage

    03/31/2014 6:29:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 63 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Mozilla announced on March 24 that Eich, who had served as Chief Technology Officer for almost a decade and was a co-founder of the company, had been appointed as CEO. Following the outcry from homosexualists when it became known that Eich had supported Proposition 8, the new CEO wrote a blog post pledging his “active commitment to equality” and expressing “sorrow at having caused pain” through the Prop 8 donation. Despite the post, social media has erupted in calls for his resignation.
  • BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

    03/25/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    The Register ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jasper Hamill
    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...
  • New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott

    03/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Betanews ^ | 3/24 | Brian Fagioli
    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...
  • Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Alpha Nerd, Takes Over as CEO (Q&A)

    03/25/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | March 24, 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    The inventor of JavaScript and the Firefox developer's chief technology officer now is running the show. Top agenda items: Firefox OS and Mozilla services.Brendan Eich, the programmer who invented JavaScript in a 10-day burst of activity at Netscape in 1995, now is the chief executive of Mozilla, the nonprofit organization that develops the Firefox browser and Firefox OS mobile operating system. Eich worked on the Netscape Navigator browser and -- after Microsoft won the first browser wars of the 1990s -- on Mozilla's effort to make something useful of the Netscape open-source code base. Although Mozilla succeeded in restoring competition...
  • Mozilla abandons Firefox Windows 8.1 Metro app due to lack of interest

    03/17/2014 12:27:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Chris Merriman
    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Mozilla has announced that it has abandoned a version of its Firefox web browser for Microsoft's Modern, or Metro, Windows 8.1 user interface. Although the Firefox web browser for Windows 8.1 Metro has been two years in the making, and in spite of a public beta released last month, Mozilla has decided not to release that version of Firefox, with Windows 8.1 users invited to continue to use the desktop edition. In a blog post on Friday, Firefox VP Johnathan Nightingale cited apathy as one of the driving factors, explaining, "On any given day we have, for instance,...
  • Mozilla clarifies, defends Firefox ad position

    02/17/2014 4:12:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 55 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 14 February 2014 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    The surprising news that Mozilla would start placing a limited number of ads on Firefox's new tabs page, Directory Tiles, still has some users annoyed. Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation explained and defended the Foundation's new ad program, but many supporters remain unconvinced.Mitchell Baker, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation, explained and defended the new ads in the Firefox Web browserAccording to Baker, previous attempts to add advertisement content to Firefox had been rejected by the Firefox user community. Baker described these as "features, bookmarks, tabs, and other irritants added to the product to generate revenue. We’d seen...
  • Did You Know that Mozilla is Hijacking the Internet?

    08/13/2013 9:53:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 25 replies
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 12 August 2013 | Glyn Moody
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the incredible spectacle of the European arm of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) attacking Mozilla on the grounds that the latter had "lost its values" because it insisted on defending the users' rights to control how cookies were used on their systems. Now, given the barrage of mockery from all sides that this monumentally daft tactic has provoked, you might have expected wiser counsels to prevail, and for the IAB to have crawled into some quiet little corner in the hope that people would stop making fun of it, and just forget...
  • Computer help request

    08/02/2013 1:59:52 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 21 replies
    self ^ | 08/02/13 | 50sdad
    My daughter's XP desktop computer crashed, and I am replacing it with another XP box. The old main drive is a slave drive on the new machine, and I can get all the document and picture files. Firefox is being a bear, however....is there any way to recover the Bookmarks file from the old disk and merge it onto the new one? If I had exported a bookmarks.htm file BEFORE the crash, I would be fine...but even running Firefox from the old drive won't seem to let me grab the bookmarks.
  • Mozilla Comes under Attack - and of Age

    07/21/2013 12:03:09 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 18 July 2013 | Glyn Moody
    Back in March, I wrote about the odd little attack by the European arm of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) on Mozilla's plans to put control of cookies firmly in the hands of users. Alas, the IAB seems not to have come to its senses since then, but has instead doubled down, and launched one of the most bizarre assaults on Mozilla and the open Web that I have ever read. I warmly recommend you to read it - I suspect you will find it as entertaining in its utter absurdity as I do. It's entitled "Has Mozilla Lost Its...
  • Help With Firefox 22.0

    07/12/2013 9:34:52 AM PDT · by lafroste · 16 replies
    7/12/13 | lafroste
    Hi, welcome to my vanity thread. I am having a problem downloading .pdf files on Firefox. If I click on a .pdf link all I get is a blank window in response. I am currently using Adobe Acrobat reader as my .pdf viewer, but Firefox seems to be oblivious to its existence. I have checked Firefox addons, and there seem to be hundreds of .pdf related addons, but I don't know which if any I should choose. Any advice on how to get Firefox to download/display/print/save .pdfs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, you guys are the best.BTW: I have to...
  • Mozilla Prepares to Re-Invent Firefox with Australis Update

    06/04/2013 4:37:34 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 50 replies
    Datamation ^ | 3 June 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is gearing up for a major user interface overhaul for the open source Firefox web browser. Code-named Australis, the new UI is likely to debut as part of Firefox 25, due out in October of his year.The Australis overhaul will be the biggest UI change since Firefox 4, which became generally available in March of 2011. After Firefox 4, Mozilla changed its release approach, from having only one or two releases in a year, to a rapid release cycle with new browsers released every six to eight weeks."Australis is our internal code name for a set of UI changes...
  • Is Mozilla Firefox 21 A 'Healthy' Browser?

    05/15/2013 6:49:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 31 replies
    Datamation ^ | 14 May 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is out with the Firefox 21 open source browser release today, fixing at least 8 security vulnerabilities, three of which are rated as being critical. The new release also provides new features that – depending on your viewpoint – could either improve or reduce user privacy.One of the new features in Firefox 21 is the Health Report. Mozilla first began talking about the health report in September of 2012 as a non-invasive reporting mechanism. The report is intended to deliver information to users about the 'health' of the browser and its components. The report also shares that data with...
  • Firefox getting smarter about third-party cookies [blocks them]

    03/01/2013 2:55:09 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    Mozilla.org ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | mozilla.org
    Mozilla has a long running interest in fostering greater transparency, trust and accountability related to privacy and the many cookie-based practices we see today. fx nightly v22.0a1 privacy tabOn Friday, Mozilla released a Firefox patch into its “Nightly” channel that changes how cookies from third party companies function. Users of this build of Firefox must directly interact with a site or company for a cookie to be installed on their machine. The patch also provides an additional control setting under the “Privacy” tab in Firefox’s Preferences menu (see image). Many years of observing Safari’s approach to third party cookies, a...
  • Mozilla's Firefox OS unlikely to reach the U.S. market until 2014

    02/25/2013 11:37:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    fiercewireless.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Phil Goldstein
    Emerging markets will be the first to get the devices *********************************************EXCERPT************************************** BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla formally launched its Firefox OS here ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress. However, the smartphone platform is focusing its attention on emerging markets and will likely not launch in the U.S. market until 2014.Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser, said the first Firefox OS devices will be available to consumers in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela, and that additional markets will be announced soon. The platform seems clearly aimed at emerging markets, and Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the platform...
  • Mozilla reveals Firefox phone

    01/31/2013 9:33:19 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 1/31/13 | MELISSA SUE SORRELLS GALLEY
    Mozilla releases information about developer phones running its Firefox OSMozilla is bringing its particular brand of open and innovative dedication to the Open Web to a cellular phone near you.The nonprofit maker of the popular Firefox browser recently announced that it will release a preview phone running its mobile operating system, Firefox OS, in February. The OS is designed to allow HTML5 applications to integrate directly with the deviceÂ’s hardware, and the lighter system will allow apps to run smoothly while maintaining longer battery life than its competitors. MozillaÂ’s new operating system is built entirely on open web standards. (Via:...
  • Mozilla Firefox 16 Delivers More Dev Tools. Hello Browser IDE

    10/10/2012 5:05:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Internet News ^ | 09 October 2012 | Sean Michael Kerner
    From the 'open source goodness' files:Mozilla's Firefox 16 open source web browser is now generally available and with it comes more goodies for developers.That's right. While Firefox has long positioned itself as browser for users, the focus since moving to the rapid release train cycle has clearly shifted – towards developers. I personally think that's a good thing because it's not something that any other major browser vendor does. The Mozilla focus on developers means that developers will use Firefox more than other browsers. If developers use it more, I suppose that the prevailing notion is that they will also...
  • Question: Which is faster? Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox?..........

    08/16/2012 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    08-16-2012 | Red Badger
    I am thinking of switching from FF to Chrome. Is it faster? Easier to use? Same??........