Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Three Mozilla Board Members Resign Over Choice of New CEO

Alistair Barr, Wall Street Journal:

Three Mozilla board members resigned over the choice of Brendan Eich, a Mozilla co-founder, as the new CEO. Gary Kovacs, a former Mozilla CEO who runs online security company AVG Technologies; John Lilly, another former Mozilla CEO now a partner at venture-capital firm Greylock Partners; and Ellen Siminoff, CEO of online education startup Shmoop, left the board last week. […]

The board departures are not the only source of early pressure on the new Mozilla CEO. Some employees of the organization are calling for Eich to step down because he donated $1,000 to the campaign in support of Proposition 8, a 2008 California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in the state.

For his part, Eich responded on his blog

I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything. I can only ask for your support to have the time to “show, not tell”; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain.

If Eich were serious about being inclusive, he’d publicly rescind his support of Prop 8 and donate at least an equivalent amount to an LGBTQ support organization.