Mozilla has few hundred employes and even more volunteers and outside contributors. Worldwide. I don’t know them all by person – and I never will. I even don’t know Brendan Eich in person.
When you look at this just purely statistically, it’s clear that all these people creating Mozilla are of different religion, opinions to global warming, occupation of Tibet, human rights in Russia, China, global economical system, sexual orientation, or just of different favorite color. And no one says “you don’t like pink color? Then I can’t work with you!”
This is the same with any larger company and actually any group of people that do something as a team.
We all in Mozilla work together and do it as good as we can and create something that I think has an impact on the world and most of you out there like it. For instance, one of my managers is a Catholic – strongly believing. I am an atheist – also very strongly believing. Do you think it matters? No! What only I’m interested in is how anyone I cooperate with does its job – that’s the only thing that matters – at least to me.
I don’t agree with Brendan Eich’s opinion on forbidding gay marriage but I very much respect him as a technical mind. Period.
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Reflex – Politická korektnost zabila šéfa americké Mozilly, vyjádřit názor se stává smrtící (in Czech)
FAQ on CEO Resignation (on The Mozilla Blog)