The O.K. Cupid Trial (original title….hmmmm if you dont know Im wordplaying OJ Simpson Trial…..white bronco, bloody glove, NFL football player….)
Mozilla is the company who supplies computer devices with Firefox software. Brendan Eich the new CEO of Mozilla, in 2008, donated $1,000 in support of California Prop 8, banning equality of marriage. He was just given the job last week, then came Okcupid’s letter to Firefox users(above). After a week of pretty much not addressing the issue; Mozilla says they are committed to “equality in everything we do, from employment to events to community-building.” For me I’m more pissed that I can no longer appreciate one of my favorite corporate logos. I mean artist have done some real cool stuff making it look 3D, adding a more computer animated fox, and the whole ying yang thing they work with, fire and ice….I digress.
As of today, April 3rd, CEO Eich has stepped down, the company released this statement which I find to be pointless and uncertain: You don’t hire a CEO without checking them out; my job, literally had to give all financial records or holding especially my taxes. This would have been easily seen in the most simple of hiring processes and tax returns, it seems by this language that Mozilla is just saying sorry that there was a problem not that they are taking responsibility for anything. In my opinion, the company had to have seen this transaction on his taxes and celebrated this commitment of restricting freedom. The quote “we havent been true to ourselves” could relate to anything but I assure you with the amount of little comparable knowledge that I have than the underwriters at Mozilla; I would have used any other words than stay true to ourselves. Clearly staying true or loyal includes terrorism(in my understanding, terrorist are people who use any means such as violence or money to gain political opinion and power). Also the closing remark, ‘We must do better’, the most inconsiderate, lazy and fake apology for being a group of conservative bigots, making the biggest moron of the bunch CEO. They are riding the fence throughout, probably in fear of losing bible belt users. That was not an accusation: Mozilla befriended, invited, and gave leadership to a man who has publicly embarrassed himself by giving to such a proposition. Anyways here is the bullshit letter that has no point other than these guys sat on their asses while the company went to shit. Hope you all delete that lovable fox and insist other companies to make their convictions as clear as Mozilla did.
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. (source of quotes: http://valleywag.gawker.com/that-was-relatively-quick-after-lots-of-angst-and-argu-1557731647 )
Also I attached a picture of Brendan Eich