One of the more amusing aspects of the Mozilla affair has been watching writers trying to justify their intolerance through the use of allegedly universally applicable norms. Thanks to Conor Friedersdorf, I ran across this example from Slate's Will Oremus. Despite supporting Eich's ouster, Oremus assures us that he's
In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex "marriage" is a constitutional right and that states must recognize same-sex unions.
It's been difficult to hear ourselves think here in the Linux blogosphere lately, what with all the distractions that have been thrown our way. We've had the NSA casting aspersions on Linux users; we've had the IRS looking askance at FOSS. We've even had the well-respected Tor Project sucked into a lawsuit over revenge porn, of all things. Ready for the latest?
A few days ago I wrote: Mozilla is messy. For better and for worse, the week's events showed how true that is. Looking back at the past week, this also comes to mind: Mozilla is human. In all the best and worst ways. With all the struggle and all the inspiration. Mozilla is very very human. On
Controversial Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has left the open-source Web company, but its path forward remains unclear and the clock is ticking.
With DRM, Mozilla shows it excels at hypocrisy
Who'd have thought that that a little thing like the internet could transform the greatest country in the history of the world into a...
The real mystery here is not why Brendan Eich stepped down but why he ever got hired in the first place.
From the Dixie Chicks to Mozilla, free speech is under fire from both right and left.
Un "peccato d'opinione" è costato caro a Brendan Eich, Ceo di Mozilla, costretto alle dimissioni per aver donato 1.000 dollari a una campagna a favore del matrimonio naturale
Now is the time for Catholics to express the truth about marriage boldly. Our jobs and our legitimate standing in the public sphere may soon depend on it.
Twice in the last month, popular opinion has questioned a high-level hiring in commercial free software. Given the egalitarian nature of free softw...
Brendan Eich's ouster shows lynch mob at work
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
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.
In terms of background: in 2008, Brendan donated money to the campaign for Proposition 8, a Californian constitutional amendment that expressly defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. Both before and after that he had donated money to a variety of politicians who shared many political positions, including the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.