Monday, April 7, 2014

My sarcastic letter to the LA TImes Data Desk

"I'm assuming that Brendan Eich was ousted as CEO of Mozilla due to the Data Desk's work on identifying Prop 8 donors.  I'm using it myself to see who else needs to be removed from their jobs!  Good to see that your work is still having an impact, isn't it?  Do you have other donation lists for other issues  or propositions that we can use to take down other people who support incorrect causes?  Your work is very helpful in this regard!  Card-carrying members of the Communi--- whoops, I mean the "Right-Wing" need to be blacklisted, right? "

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Brendan Eich fired for 2008 donation

Why should I care about what Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox browser, does with its personnel decisions?  Mozilla doesn't sell anything that I buy.  Well, a statement is being made and to see the gay bullies get their way on pushing this man aside is designed to create a chilling effect on everyone's free speech.  Brendan Eich, as evidenced by Mozilla's since deleted biography of him, is an extraordinarily talented and qualified individual who has been with this company from the very beginning.  Firing him for making a $1000 donation to a political cause that won a majority vote in 2008 demonstrates the cowardice and incredible absence of loyalty by Mozilla to this man.  

In the 1950's, we had the "Red Scare."  Now it looks like the homosexual activists are seeking ti implement the "Rainbow Scare." They will probe your life and see if you have any opinions or actions that demonstrate a failure to fully support their political cause.  To paraphrase a famous line from the 1950's directed to Senator Joseph McCarthy, "Have the homosexual activists no shame?"

Brendan Eich

CTO and SVP of Engineering

Brendan Eich is CTO and SVP of Engineering for Mozilla, and widely recognized for his enduring contributions to the Internet revolution. In 1995, Eich invented JavaScript (ECMAScript), the Internet’s most widely used programming language. He co-founded the project in 1998, serving as chief architect, and has been a board member of the Mozilla Foundation since its inception in 2003. Brendan helped launch the award-winning Firefox Web browser in November 2004 and Thunderbird e-mail client in December 2004.
In August 2005, Brendan became CTO of Mozilla, and today also manages the product and platform engineering teams. His central focus is guiding the future technical work to keep Mozilla vital and competitive. In the greater Web community, Brendan remains dedicated to driving innovation in Internet technology with his work in JavaScript and with the Mozilla platform.
Brendan holds a bachelor of science in math and computer science from Santa Clara University and a master of science in computer science from the University of Illinois. He and his wife have five children.
Twitter: @brendaneich