Mozilla Employees Take To Twitter For Resignation Of CEO


Mozilla Firefox

A number of employees took it to Twitter this morning to tell the new CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, to ‘step down’, with nearly simultaneous tweets.

It began this morning with two tweets from Chris McAvoy, the Mozilla Open Badges project lead.

https://twitter.com/chmcavoy/status/449230710901985280

https://twitter.com/chmcavoy/status/449230809493278721

According to several sources McAvoy was responding to the controversial decision to appoint the CEO position to Eich after he donated thousands of dollars to California’s Proposition 8 and political candidates who were in support of it.

Proposition 8 was a California state constitutional amendment and ballot initiative that said only marriage between a man and woman is valid or recognized in California.

In just minutes of his tweets other Mozilla employees followed his lead, outright copying the statements or creating similar tweets. Mozilla employees who backed McAvoy consist of designer Jessica Klein, Mozilla Festival curator Chloe Vareldi, engagement team member Sydney Moyer, and partnerships lead John Bevan.

McAvoy said shortly after that he feels fortunate that he works at a company where he can make such statements without ‘fear of retribution’.


Chris Atkins

Chris Atkins leads product development at PostalBit, is a writer, internet marketer, content coordinator, and startup founder. He has worked alongside serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis, and social media mogul Brendan Hampton. Chris previously managed social media and produced content for Launch.co, and curated content for Funny.gg (sold to Bitly). He has spent years covering the business, technology, health, and finance sectors among many others.

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