Mozilla CEO steps down

Friday 4 April 2014 | 08:55 CET | News
Brendan Eich has stepped down as CEO of Mozilla, barely a week after being named to the position. His decision follows an online campaign against him, opposing a donation he made to a campaign against gay marriage. This was during 2008, when California, where Mozilla is based, voted in a referendum over whether to ban same-sex marriage. Eich had argued that his personal beliefs should not exclude him from the position. Mozilla said the past week at the company had been "painful", and it found it difficult to defend the two ideals of freedom of speech and equality at the same time. In the end

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