Mozilla co-founder CEO Brendan Eich has resigned after he came under fire this week for donating to a campaign to ban gay marriage in Carlifonia.
The now ex-Chief Executive Office was elected executive on March 24, donated $1000 for the successful proposition 8 ballot measure that passed in the November 2008 state election. After former CEO Jay Sullivan left the company to pursue new opportunities next having Mr Eich proposed as new head which was followed by a resignation of three Mozilla directors.
OKCupid also protested by refusing to allow users to run the dating website with the Firefox browser after the sites spokesman pointed out lack of equal rights consideration for individuals and partnerships.
“Mozilla prides itself on being held to different standard and, this past week, we did not live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: its because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.” said executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker.