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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:29PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:29PM (#24343)

    "The Mozilla Foundation isn't in any way actively harming people's rights."

    Nah, they just put a guy who uses his money to harm people's rights in charge of the company... and then their employees asked for our help.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:21PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:21PM (#24421)

    Only some of them did. Others are coming out and basically saying 'shut up your hurting our company'. This stinks of a small minority of a minority coming out and saying something 'we all think' when it really is '*I* think'...

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:08PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:08PM (#24443)
      Gee... think that small minority is around 10%?
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:44PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:44PM (#24459)

        Sure why not? Have not see stats that say otherwise.

        But my point was sometimes people overstep their authority to speak for others. Especially if they are pissed off about something. I had neighbors who would regularly do that. Putting up passive aggressive notes 'from everyone in the neighborhood'. Until I asked around then I find out oh its just you who are pissed off... This smells like that.

        but dont take my word for it...
        http://christianheilmann.com/2014/03/31/on-hating/ [christianheilmann.com]
        http://www.twobraids.com/2014/03/the-mozilla-ceo.h tml [twobraids.com]
        http://bholley.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/on-brendan -eich-and-the-thought-police/ [wordpress.com]

        But I will let you get back to nitpicking details and your all around rage machine.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:51PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:51PM (#24462)
          > But I will let you get back to nitpicking details and your all around rage machine. You don't get the significant of that number. Figures.