Saturday, April 5, 2014
Mozilla's Gay Star Chamber
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was forced to resign when it was reveled that he donated $1,000 back in 2008 to support an initiative in California to ban gay marriage. Although the majority of voters supported this measure, it was later struck down by the courts.
The new CEO, Mitchell Baker, explains that while Mozilla supports Free Speech, it only does so when it supports equality.
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.
According to Wikipedia, Maker is as Asian studies major who is known for having a funny haircut. She also has a vagina. There is no mention if she can code. But she is in the Internet Hall of Fame. I think the vagina and funny hair cut were key factors in the award.
As Mozilla is a supporter of equality, I was SHOCKED to see that they do business in Israel. Israel does not allow gay marriage.