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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    To be fair, though, firing a CEO is an absolute bitch. Their golden parachutes tend to be obscene, and if I were on the board of that company I'd look for something more than an unpopular political action on his part to fire him over.
    Fair enough, perhaps there was.

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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    That's freedom of speech according to US Supreme Court.
    Freedom of speech protects you from imprisonment not societal backlash.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Probably so, but that didn't happen, so they had to deal with the situation as it presents itself. Firefox is a child of the open source movement which is liberal and libertarian in bent, but mostly liberal. Hell the entire ethic of the GNU foundation and GPL licensing concepts are extremely liberal (based on the moral concept of sharing and can be seen as an attack against the concept of property). Worrying about hindsight wont solve the problem that the foundation found itself in where it was in a very real situation of possibly losing donors, especially given that google is their biggest backer. They made a sound decision and yes again for a job that has an inherent public personal, it can be a fireable offense for reason I already laid out.
    They did deal with it. They wrote him a fat check and bribed him to "resign" because they knew they couldn't legally fire him. Who is the big winner in all this?

    Mozilla is retarded. Their browser is pretty good, and that may carry them through, but their management is retarded.

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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Yep, if the CEO of my company (a very very public figure) did it, he would be out on his ass, and he is in the 1/100th of the 1%
    And then your company would face lawsuits. Honestly, you people don't know the law very well.

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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Rock Hudson wasn't prevented from marrying. No one is stopping anyone from getting married.
    Gee thanks Rush, for the lame quote.

    The world changed, you didn't.

    Your god created gay people, probably not for you to hate.
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    They did deal with it. They wrote him a fat check and bribed him to "resign" because they knew they couldn't legally fire him. Who is the big winner in all this?

    Mozilla is retarded. Their browser is pretty good, and that may carry them through, but their management is retarded.
    why does there need to be a winner? this is just society doing what society does. Societies have always shunned people they believe to be of insufficient moral virtue. Its just in this case, its the liberals doing the shunning. This is simple human nature and it will likely never change. If people weren't fighting over this, they would invent some other moral indignation to fight over.

    I am using the browser right now, but I have been considering switching to chrome now that their plug in system has gotten pretty good and the cloud print feature is pretty cool.

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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I don't see a CEO the same as a cashier. One cannot fire a cashier for failing to represent the company as expected in private affairs. A CEO, however, is a -the- representative of the company. And his failure to disclose personal affairs that could poorly reflect on the company is just about downright fraud and ground for dismissal.
    Abercrombie & Fitch built a central marketing effort around their employees being representatives of their brand. All of the usual grievance mongers whipped up a ****storm about that and A&F was actually forced to change their marketing effort.

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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    why does there need to be a winner? this is just society doing what society does. Societies have always shunned people they believe to be of insufficient moral virtue. Its just in this case, its the liberals doing the shunning. This is simple human nature and it will likely never change.

    I am using the browser right now, but I have been considering switching to chrome now that their plug in system has gotten pretty good and the cloud print feature is pretty cool.
    I'd say getting a fat check for two weeks of doing nothing makes the CEO a pretty big winner, and it is an expensive mistake by Mozilla.

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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm sure the taliban/talibornagains have some browser they can use...LOL

    (because, if you use Mozilla...you might turn GAY!)
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'd say getting a fat check for two weeks of doing nothing makes the CEO a pretty big winner, and it is an expensive mistake by Mozilla.
    The CEO was winning either way, it makes no sense to call him a winner when his pay is ending and this public controversy harms his future employment prospects.

    There is also no evidence to say mozilla made a mistake from what I can tell either.

    Sometimes, in situations like this, bad things happen, there is no sense in it, and everyone is worse off. This is one such situation.

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