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Mozilla Releases Diversity Statement After Appointing Allegedly Anti-Gay CEO

Mozilla released a "Statement on Diversity" on Tuesday evening, presumably in response to uproar over the company's appointment of Brendan Eich, a Proposition 8 donor, as its CEO.

The company makes no direct reference to Eich or the boycott announced by two married, gay Firefox developers Hampton Catlin and his husband Michael. 

Mozilla's statement reads:

Mozilla has always been deeply committed to honoring diversity in sexual orientation and beliefs within our staff and community, across all the project’s activities. One concrete example of this is in our health benefit policies. Mozilla provides the same level of benefits and advantages to domestic partners as we do to married couples across the United States, even in states where it is not mandated. For those who choose life insurance, voluntary spouse coverage extends to domestic partners, including same-sex couples. With thousands of people spanning many countries and cultures, diversity is core to who we are, and we’re united in our mission to keep the Web open and accessible for everyone.

What do you think of Mozilla's statement, Instincters? Is it enough? Is it necessary?


I eliminated the browser also - but did it because it's infested with adware and pop-ups. HATED it. I am glad I did - after seeing the story - I would have eliminated it. CHROME all the way. Love it.

Too little, too late. 

Bullshit, continue to BOYCOTT,

.. I smell PR bullshit.

That's all veru nice but I haven't used their browser for years. Discriminate or not the product isn't very good so why bother with them?

It'll never be enough to most of the gays. They'll find something to cry about. I applaud Mozilla and have used their browser for years

That's right - this is not enough when they appoint a CEO who is basically and actively opposed to our rights - so yeah - this does not make everything right.

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