Mozilla's Leadership Fails - What Now?
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Brendan Eich was a key figure in the foundation of Mozilla, and his departure will be questioned and felt for a long time. Eich was named CEO of Mozilla March 24 but resigned April 3 after backlash over a 2008 contribution made in support of a California proposition to ban same-sex marriages.
When Eich was first named CEO, I was confident that he was the right person for the job—based on his technical merits. What has happened since his appointment is a failure of communications and public relations that, if it weren't so tragic, would be comedic.