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Liberal Tolerance: Not at Mozilla

It seems that if you are a highly successful CEO, newly appointed to run a software corporation that produces a popular web browser and other products, your business acumen and the success of the corporation under your leadership are irrelevant if you have a personal social view that is in opposition to some of your employees and others on the left who don’t even work for you. Oh, and being the cofounder sixteen years ago doesn’t get you off the hook. I’m referring to Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, cofounder of Mozilla in 1998, formerly the chief technology officer and now the CEO. Eich has been the CEO for exactly one week and is already on the receiving end of a huge backlash from Mozilla employees. The reason? In 2008 Eich gave $1,000 to Proposition 8, a California ballot that was intended to block same-sex marriages in the state. Oh, the horror! Liberal ‘tolerance’ rears its ugly head again.

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