Brendan Eich

  • Google, Eich, Rice: The Evil That Tech Does

    Google, Eich, Rice: The Evil That Tech Does

    Techies hate politics. Well, no: we hate the idea of politics. Whenever I talk to pretty much anyone in the industry about politics as a sphere of human endeavor, from individual coders to zillionaire VCs, pained expressions cross their faces and they rush to distance themselves from the whole toxic mess. Which is a problem on two levels. One, now that technology is the dominant cultural… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich’s exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad… Read More

  • Brendan Eich Resigns As Mozilla CEO Following Criticism Of His Support For Prop 8

    Brendan Eich Resigns As Mozilla CEO Following Criticism Of His Support For Prop 8

    Recent Mozilla CEO pick┬áBrendan Eich is no longer CEO, according to a new blog post from Mozilla itself (via Re/code). The post, penned by Mozilla’s Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker, explains that the company felt it didn’t “move fast enough” to properly address the issues the community had with Eich as they arose, and resolved to “do better.” Eich… Read More

  • OkCupid Offers Firefox Visitors Links To Alternate Browsers To Protest New Mozilla CEO

    OkCupid Offers Firefox Visitors Links To Alternate Browsers To Protest New Mozilla CEO

    Online dating site OkCupid is presenting Firefox visitors with something other than the standard home page you’d normally encounter – instead, there’s a lengthy message apologizing for the interruption and explaining that OkCupid opposes the political views of Mozilla’s new CEO Brendan Eich, who made donations to a campaign in support of California’s anti-LGBT… Read More

  • After Supporting Prop 8, New CEO Brendan Eich Comes Under Fire From Mozilla Employees

    After Supporting Prop 8, New CEO Brendan Eich Comes Under Fire From Mozilla Employees

    Mozilla employees across the web are calling for the removal of new CEO Brendan Eich, who previously held the position of CTO and has been with the company since its formation out of Netscape in the 90’s. In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 to support Prop 8, which was a California ballot proposition that aimed to ban gay marriage in California. In 2012, the public listing for the donation… Read More

  • Mozilla Appoints JavaScript Creator Brendan Eich As Its New CEO

    Mozilla Appoints JavaScript Creator Brendan Eich As Its New CEO

    Last April, Mozilla announced that Gary Kovacs was stepping down as the organization’s CEO and that it would start looking for a replacement. At the time, Jay Sullivan took over as acting CEO in the midst of a number of leadership changes at Mozilla. Today, after almost a year of looking for a new CEO, Mozilla announced that JavaScript Creator and current Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich… Read More

  • Why Mozilla Matters And Won’t Switch To WebKit

    Why Mozilla Matters And Won’t Switch To WebKit

    Earlier this week, Opera announced that it would stop working on its own Presto layout engine and switch to WebKit. It’s obvious that the open source WebKit engine currently has a lot of momentum behind it, with Google, Apple and now Opera backing it. As Mozilla’s CTO Brendan Eich wrote last night, however, don’t expect Mozilla to switch engines anytime soon. Mozilla, thanks… Read More

  • JavaScript Creator And Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich To Advise Ajax.org

    Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript scripting language and chief technology officer at Mozilla, has joined the advisory board of Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based Ajax.org. We recently wrote about Ajax.org’s introduction of Cloud9 IDE, a commercial, cloud-based development platform for JavaScript that incorporates HTML5, and supporting Python, Ruby and PHP. Eich is known for his work… Read More