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From Ars Technica:
Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla Corporation CEO
Chairwoman offers unequivocal apology with announcement: “We must do better.”
by Sam Machkovech – Apr 3 2014, 9:30pm +0200
Less than two weeks after drawing controversy over his appointment as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, Brendan Eich has resigned from the position.
In a post at Mozilla’s official blog, executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker confirmed the news with an unequivocal apology on the company’s behalf. “Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” Baker wrote. “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.”
The action comes days after dating site OKCupid became the most vocal opponent of Eich’s hiring. Mozilla offered repeated statements about LGBT inclusivity within the company over the past two weeks, but those never came with a specific response from Eich about his thousands of dollars of donations in support of Proposition 8, a California ballot measure that sought to ban gay marriage in the state.
The notice of resignation does not clarify Eich’s future with Mozilla, a company he cofounded in 1998 and became CTO of in 2005. It also stands in stark contrast to an interview Eich gave to The Guardian yesterday, in which he defended his personal, political actions and said they would not get in the way of his work as CEO. “I think I’m the best person for the job and I’m doing the job,” Eich said in the interview.
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Yessss!! Out the door!!
If you want to take away other people’s rights, you should get a feel for what it’s like to have your own rights (to work) taken away. Yay!
A good result. I’m sure they can slide him back as CTO since he’s a co-founder. Or, if they’ve found a new CTO, they can call him Senior CTO. Anything as long as his policies don’t affect the hiring and firing within the firm and as long as the firm doesn’t have to follow his personal views.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx