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zarr2k 1354 days ago. link 9 points
Don't get me wrong - I am not agreeing with him politically.

But this is silly.

If they thought his political views would interfere with his work as CEO, they would not have chosen him in the first place. So why suddenly turn around - because the media got to them?

I really don't like when populism wins over rational thought.
bnb 1353 days ago. link 4 points
Is it impossible that they made a mistake?
naugtur 1354 days ago. link 3 points
Now that's a great idea. Let's choose tech CEOs based not on their skills but on their beliefs matching current fashion. He's the best candidate they have, but he's got an opinion that is totally irrelevant to all his work in Moz and we must all focus on that.
bnb 1353 days ago. link 1 point
Would we be having this conversation if he actively contributed to deny interracial couples marriage? No, because that would be inappropriate in our modern society where we don't judge people based on their skin color. Sexuality is no different. 

If a CEO in another company did that, and it was brought to the public's attention, there would be calls for him to step down because he didn't believe in equal rights. 

If he (imaginary CEO, not Eich) were to do that, then it would create a hostile work environment for people of different skin colors because they would know that he does not support them having basic human rights.
naugtur 1347 days ago. link 1 point
No matter how controversial, any personal opinion of a leader about any law doesn't create a hostile work environment unless (s)he decides to. Eich didn't have any problems accepting people at Mozilla. There were plenty of statements of LGBT(pick one) people stating that Eich treated them same as anybody else.

This being said, I do think that a person of weak character would decide to create an environment hostile to people (s)he doesn't share basic beliefs with. But people with weak character don't get elected to be community leaders in general.
ch8230 1353 days ago. link 2 points
Mitchell Baker's said: "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."

Mozilla has a double standard - not allowing their CEO to have his own beliefs while "defending" the web's free speech.
holloway 1350 days ago. link 2 points
He can have beliefs. It was his actions against equality that annoyed people.
mengtzu 1354 days ago. link 1 point
Politics is one thing.  Pointless, petty evil is another.  If a video of a CEO kicking a puppy went viral I'd expect them to step down, as they'd be an embarrassment to their company.

I applaud Eich as a technologist, but this was the right move for Mozilla.