Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Brendan Eich, CEO, Mozilla has chosen to step down from his role as CEO after supporting gay marriage ban.

“Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard,” said Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman, Mozilla

“Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all,” added Baker.

Recently, the Mozilla board of directors had appointed co-founder and current chief technology officer Brendan Eich to the role of CEO, Mozilla.

Brendan Eich, Mozilla co-founder, has been deeply involved in every aspect of Mozilla’s development starting from the original idea in 1998. He has deep expertise in both the technical and product sides of the organization, as well as the Web in general.

His technology vision and general acumen have quietly shaped not only Mozilla, but large parts of the Web over the past two decades. He is the creator of JavaScript, a key technology of the Web.

Brendan brings Mozilla’s founding vision and boldness to our current initiatives. These traits are a unique asset as Mozilla brings openness and choice through new initiative such as Firefox OS and cloud services.

Mozilla is unique in how we operate, because every Mozilla contributor and user around the world is an important part of driving our mission forward, reaching our goals and, ultimately, shaping the future direction of the Web.

“I am honored to have the role of leading Mozilla, as we look forward to our audacious goals across all of our products and the project as a whole,” said said Brendan Eich, CEO, Mozilla.

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