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posted by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @11:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the i-guess-they'll-unfriend-mozilla dept.
Sir Finkus and keplr writes:

The controversy around Mozilla's new CEO Brendan Eich continues. Eich made a personal $1000 donation to California's Yes on Proposition 8 campaign in 2008. Now, dating site OkCupid has started redirecting Firefox users to a page explaining Eich's views against marriage equality, and asking users to switch to IE, Chrome, or Opera.

The page states:

If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we've worked so hard to bring about would be illegal. Equality for gay relationships is personally important to many of us here at OkCupid. But it's professionally important to the entire company. OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.

Visitors are then provided links to alternative browsers, or they can continue to the site by clicking a hyperlink at the bottom of the page.

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:06PM

    by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {}> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:06PM (#24055) Homepage
    What is the "that" that "shouldn't have any bearing..."? Eich's personal views, or your not agreeing? If the latter, then you're introducing irrelevancies, and if the former then what did you intend "should" to mean in that context. If it's deontic modality, then What agent is enforcing the duty in it? If it's a statistical statement, then on what basis are you making it, as a large majority of those who've expressed an opinion consider the probabilities to swing the other way?

    Whilst it *doesn't necessarily* have any bearing on his ability, it does point to the fact that he doesn't have the needs of the masses as a whole at heart. So it implies that he *might* not be the best person to lead what it attempting to be an inclusive and idealistic software project.

    And a strategy of tit-for-tat is not necessarily hypocricy, sometimes it's just good game theory and effective rhetoric.
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