Mozilla employees want new CEO step down – update




Several employees of Mozilla have released via Twitter that they want the new CEO of the organization, Brendan Eich, resigns. They find that his donation for a law banning gay marriage was in conflict with the norms and values ​​of Mozilla.

Brendan Eich The first pronounced on the issue was Chris McAvoy, Mozilla’s Open Badges project. He showed himself in a tweet disappointed with the appointment of Eich. Not long afterwards followed him with the message: “I am an employee of Mozilla, and I ask Brandan Eich to resign his position as CEO.”

Soon got his call, according to Ars Technica support from other staff, such as Chloe Vareldi, which is responsible for the Mozilla Festival, John Bevan, who liaises with partners of the organization maintains, designer Jessica Klein and Sydney Moyer of the communications department.

The call follows fuss over a donation of Eich in 2008 from $ 1,000 to Proposition 8 , a law banning gay marriage in California was. Earlier this week, therefore, attracted the developer Rarebit though apps back from Firefox. Critics believe that the action of the brand new CEO at the time is inconsistent with the core values ​​of Mozilla, such as openness, equality and innovation.

Eich was technically the head of Mozilla and followed last Tuesday’s old CEO Jay Sullivan. He was not only the founder of Mozilla, but is also the creator of JavaScript. Mozilla has called in a statement indicated high diversity to have priority even as sexual orientation, but the organization is there not specifically address the controversy surrounding Eich.

Update, 10:00: Brendan Eich says in a statement after the earlier fuss, the tweets of the people, he hopes to take his actions and promises some the concerns. He promises himself to explain to foster in everything Mozilla does, equality it he stressed that he endorses the antidisciminatiebeleid, as well as the basis for this, and he says he personally committed to initiatives for people who feel left out in ways that contribute to Mozilla or opensource difficult. “I force myself to see that Mozilla is a place for everyone and it remains that supports everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, ethnicity, economic status or religion.”

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