People think we were upset about his past vote. Instead we were more upset with his current and continued unwillingness to discuss the issue with empathy. Seriously, we assumed that he would reconsider his thoughts on the impact of the law (not his personal beliefs), issue an apology, and then he’d go on to be a great CEO.
The fact it ever went this far is really disturbing to us.
we were so hopeful that when he was asked the question about if he’d vote for Prop 8 again that he’d say, “You know, my personal beliefs are very strongly held, so those haven’t changed. But I have realized after talking to so many people affected by the law in ways I didn’t intend, that the law itself should treat us all equally.”
That would have been victory. And that’s why we are so sad.”—
I seriously don’t get why he didn’t just say “I’m sorry”. That at least would’ve been a move in the right direction. Instead he hid, showing cowardice: not exactly a trait I’d like to see in a CEO.
I hope Mozilla can move on from this, they do good work, and they need to get back to it.