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Posted Apr 01, 2014

The New Mozilla CEO's Political Past Is Imperiling His Present

From the Opinions are like.... dept.:
For the Internet community, the principles of free speech and equal rights are foundational. But in recent days, those issues are clashing at Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation and tech company behind the Firefox browser.

At issue is Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla, inventor of the much used Javascript programming language and the newly appointed CEO of the company. Eich made a $1,000 donation to the campaign for , which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. The donation had come to light in 2012, but fizzled.

When Eich was promoted last week, the issue resurfaced. Twitter erupted with voices of Mozilla employees, who doubted his suitability for CEO and called for him to step down.

NPR



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