Unlike most CEO’s in the tech industry, Brendan Eich’s credentials are unimpeachable. If there’s anyone who deserves to head Mozilla, it’s Eich, whose work at Netscape was pivotal not only to that browser, but to all browsers.
The Mozilla employees protesting Eich have contributed little or nothing to compare. We’ve got James McAvoy, Jessica Klein and Chloe Varelidi of Mozilla Open Badges (what? Exactly) and a few non-technical people who are very “passionate” about things.
What does gay rights have to do with Mozilla? Nothing. No gay people at Mozilla have come forward to say that Eich has been mean to them. Only that his views make it unacceptable for him to be CEO of a Foundation that he helped create.
The politicization of everything is the left’s toxic tool. The campaign against Eich says that people should be fired for their religious beliefs if those beliefs don’t accord with gay marriage.
It’s that simple.
Worse still, Brendan Eich is being penalized for holding the same way on gay marriage in 2008 as Obama did in 2008. “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”
That was Obama. Not Eich.
No one is calling for firing CEOs who gave Obama money in 2008.