After a lot of speculation, Mozilla has finally decided to talk about the scandal involving Brendan Eich and his resignation from the position as the CEO of the company.
Mozilla decided to talk through the voice of Mitchell Baker, the executive chairwoman of the company. The scandal involving Brendan Eich achieved quite huge proportions after his naming as CEO. It seems that Eich supported California’s Preposition 8, which actually was an anti-gay marriage ban.
The statement of Mitchell Baker said that Brendan Eich was the one who decided to step down from his role as the CEO of the company. The same statement added that Mozilla supports the freedom of speech. “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,” the same statement indicated.
Mitchell Backer was the one who announced the resignation of Brendan Eich last week. However, following this event many debated the fact that Eich was actually determined to give up his position as the CEO of Mozilla because of his views or his beliefs. Naturally, this made some say that what Mozilla did actually was blaming Eich for his ideas.
Brendan Eich was forced out of his company, some say. Naturally, this could have not been something that he expected to happen when he decided to donate the sum of $1000 to back Proposition 8. The event dates back to 2008, so about 5 years ago. Initially, the amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman passed. However, it was then rejected by a court.
Brendan Eich never claimed that he is sorry for backing Preposition 8.