Note: Screenshots have been updated since the original posting date of April 7. Post title has been edited to reflect current number range.
By Mozilla’s own metrics disapproval (at the time of the screenshot below) was at 94%.
Time frame: April 3, 2014 the day of Eich’s ouster through April 8, 2014.
Join the tens of thousands who have already raised their voice here: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/?locale=en-US&date_start=2014-04-03&selected=1d&date_end=2014-04-08
Link to above graph: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/?date_start=2014-03-31&date_end=2014-04-07
Mozilla; masters of Orwellian doublespeak:
Mozilla’s statement on Brendan Eich’s ouster:
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.
Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.
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.
Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all.
We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most organizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community.
While painful, the events of the last week show exactly why we need the web. So all of us can engage freely in the tough conversations we need to make the world better.
We need to put our focus back on protecting that Web. And doing so in a way that will make you proud to support Mozilla.
What’s next for Mozilla’s leadership is still being discussed. We want to be open about where we are in deciding the future of the organization and will have more information next week. However, our mission will always be to make the Web more open so that humanity is stronger, more inclusive and more just: that’s what it means to protect the open Web.
We will emerge from this with a renewed understanding and humility — our large, global, and diverse community is what makes Mozilla special, and what will help us fulfill our mission. We are stronger with you involved.
Thank you for sticking with us.
Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman
For good measure:
Mozilla on twitter: https://twitter.com/mozilla
Firefox on Twitter: https://twitter.com/firefox
Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MitchellBaker
OkCupid (the protagonists of the purge) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/okcupid
Sam Yagar on Twitter (see below edit): https://twitter.com/samyagan
Surprise! Surprise! There is much hypocrisy afoot within the higher echelon of OKCupid:
2. Sam Yagan is the co-founder of OkCupid and CEO of Match.com, OkCupid’s parent company. He certainly approved OkCupid’s actions, and his twitter stream shows numerous statements confirming his approval and, later, support of Eich’s forced resignation.
3. And yet Sam Yagan made a $500 donation to U.S. Congressman Chris Cannon in 2004.
4. Cannon has a special kind of hate for gays.
The Human Rights Campaign gave him a 0% rating on supporting gay rights.
He voted no on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation.
He voted for a ban on gay adoptions.
And he supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage as man/woman only.
Read it all >>>
Mozilla contact info:
Call: (650) 903-0800 (650) 903-0800 (650) 903-0800 (650) 903-0800, extension 231
Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker’s Email: Mitchell@mozilla.org
Write: 331 E. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94041.
:Mitchell Baker, CEO, Mozilla Foundation.
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UPDATE: 30,000 threshold crossed.
UPDATE: Left leaning Mother Jones reports on OKCupid’s hypocrisy.
Of course, it’s been a decade since Yagan’s donation to Cannon, and a decade or more since many of Cannon’s votes on gay rights. It’s possible that Cannon’s opinions have shifted, or maybe his votes were more politics than ideology; a tactic by the Mormon Rep. to satisfy his Utah constituency. It’s also quite possible that Yagan’s politics have changed since 2004: He donated to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2007 and 2008. Perhaps even Firefox’s Eich has rethought LGBT equality since his 2008 donation. But OkCupid didn’t include any such nuance in its take-down of Firefox. Combine that with the fact that the company helped force out one tech CEO for something its own CEO also did, and its action last week starts to look more like a PR stunt than an impassioned act of protest. (Mother Jones reached out to OkCupid for comment: We’ll update this post if we receive a response.)
The gaystapo purge jackboots march on claiming more victims: Homosexual Torquemada shakedown in Portland
Donald Douglas links at American Power…thanks!
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