Mozilla CEO Eich Resigns After Backlash From Gay Marriage Stance
Eich, she said, made the decision to step down, "for Mozilla and for our community."
"So now the Internet has a sign that warns: If you don't support same-sex marriage, get out of the sandbox. If they beat Eich, the fear will spread, and the next dissenter will submit quickly," she wrote. "All hail tolerance and diversity." Mozilla's Baker concluded her post by suggesting we all now turn our attention back to the Internet—and to feeling good about the once-underdog Mozilla. "We need to put our focus back on protecting [the] Web. And doing so in a way that will make you proud to support Mozilla," wrote Baker. She added that it's as-yet unclear who will replace Eich, though more information will be offered next week—and Mozilla plans to be much more open about its decision making this time. "Our mission will always be to make the Web more open so that humanity is stronger, more inclusive and more just," Baker wrote. "That's what it means to protect the open Web." Follow Michelle Maisto on Twitter.