gmalivuk wrote:Who said anything about thinking he's changed his mind? Like, seriously, where did that idea you just had even come from? No one is saying that.aoeu wrote:Isaac Hill wrote:If it's socially acceptable for Eich to try to use the government to force others to live by his religious beliefs, but it's not socially acceptable to pressure Eich in response, then the only person not expected to make a personal sacrifice for Eich's religion is Eich himself. That isn't right. They are Eich's beliefs, and no one else owes him anything for them.
What, you think he has changed his mind now?
It was the bit about forcing.
stephen431 wrote:aoeu wrote:Zamfir wrote:@Stephen431, that does sound plausible, especially given the speed of the decision. People were just waiting for an opportunity to ditch him.
If they had wanted to ditch him they would not have made him the CEO.
I don't believe any of the people who made him CEO were the people asking for his resignation. 3 of the 6 remaining board members (2 were former Mozilla CEOs) resigned when Brendan was promoted to CEO. It was reported in the Wall Street Journal (and elsewhere) that all 3 were opposed to Eich running Mozilla. The statements they gave were that they wanted a CEO from outside of Mozilla's board, and someone who would better develop the Mozilla OS for mobile. Additionally Mozilla's COO (and their acting CEO) also resigned on the day Eich was promoted. The company had lost 6 of their top executives in the past year. Eich makes it 7. There are multiple reports of "old guard vs. new guard" political infighting among Mozilla leadership. Eich and Mitchell Baker are noted as Mozilla's co-founders (old guard). They would have run Mozilla as CEO and Chairwoman. I think there's more to this than just a Prop 8 donation.
There are people at Google, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, etc that all donated more than Eich did.
Wikipedia suggests their resignations didn't necessarily have to do with Eich (i.e. WSJ is just reporting conjecture): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Ei ... orporation . Plus I find the theory of "he had to go because all his detractors resigned" a little dubious.