In response to the furor around Brendan Eich's disgusting support of a 2008 bigoted California ballot initiative against same-sex marriage, he has resigned as CEO of Mozilla Corporation, makers of Firefox. (CNN)
In a blog post, Mozilla Foundation chairperson Mitchell Baker wrote:
Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.
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.