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Mozilla Clams Up

This morning, as website ConservativeIntel reported, Mozilla has been receiving a firestorm of negative feedback on the resignation by the CTO turned CEO, Brendan Eich.

This morning, I sent a query to the Mozilla press email, with these questions:

I'd like a comment from you on the overwhelming negative response to the Eich resignation now on the Firefox feedback page. (At my last look, it appears to be 95 percent "sad".)

  • Will Mozilla reconsider accepting Mr Eich's resignation?
  • Does Mozilla have any current statistics on the market share impact of Firefox uninstalls following the Eich resignation?
  • A number of people have now pointed out that Chairwoman Baker's statement that "We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views" rings rather hollow in view of the Eich affair. Does Chairwoman Baker, or Mozilla as an organization, have any comment on the apparent contradiction? And does Mozilla as an organization intend to take any steps to ensure that this policy applies even to people who hold traditional religious beliefs or conservative political values?

A Mozilla spokesperson replied:

While we appreciate you reaching out, at this time, Mozilla is not doing any more interviews on the topic. For more information, you can reference Mozilla's blog post from Mitchell on the topic: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/04/03/brendan-eich-steps-down-as-mozilla-ceo/