Mozilla staff take to Twitter to urge CEO Brendan Eich to resign over support for anti-gay marriage campaign
Employees at Mozilla have taken to Twitter to urge CEO Brendan Eich to step down over his support for an anti-gay marriage campaign, just days after he took up the post. Staff at the tech company were quick to air their views about his appointment, with Chris McAvoy, project lead for Open Badges at the Mozilla Foundation, one of several employees to take to the social networking site, according to The Independent.In April 2012 it was reported that Eich, then chief technology at Mozilla, had donated $1000 to Proposition 8, a 2008 Californian ballot to ban same-sex marriages in the state.
I'm an employee of @mozilla and I'm asking @brendaneich to step down as CEO.— Chris McAvoy (@chmcavoy) March 27, 2014
Like many @Mozilla staff, I'm taking a stand. I do not support the Board's appointment of @BrendanEich as CEO. #Prop8 http://t.co/msKVNjuhgR— Kat Braybrooke (@codekat) March 27, 2014
Have waited too long to say this. I'm an employee of @mozilla and I'm asking @brendaneich to step down as CEO. https://t.co/K3OqeImUnU— iamjessklein (@iamjessklein) March 27, 2014Eich responded to the criticism on his blog in a post entitled Inclusiveness at Mozilla: “I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything,” he said. “I can only ask for your support to have the time to ‘show, not tell’; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain.”
I'm an employee of @mozilla and I'm asking @BrendanEich to step down as CEO.— John Bevan (@bevangelist) March 27, 2014