April 3, 2014
Online dating service OKcupid is able to claim victory in its fight against FireFox. As we reported on Monday, OKcupid urged users to stop using the popular FireFox browser because the CEO of Mozilla (which owns/runs FireFox) had given money in the past to an anti-gay marriage initiative. Despite distancing himself from that and promising to be inclusive, CEO Brendan Eich was forced out of Mozilla due to the growing controversy fueled by OKcupid.
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The announcement that Eich was let go/resigning at Mozilla was unceremoniously delivered in a blog post by Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker. Here’s an excerpt from that post:
Brendan Eich has yet to publicly comment on his resignation. According to PC Magazine, a few hours before the resignation, OKcupid removed the message from its Website and said it would explain why later. As of this writing, OKcupid has yet to publicly comment on the resignation of Eich.