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Jane Ruffino: The decision to quit by Mozilla's chief executive opens many arguments, but discrimination won't end simply by driving right-wing people out of tech

By now you've heard about Brendan Eich, who was appointed and stepped down as chief executive of Mozilla within the same week.

6th April, 2014
Jane Ruffino.

By now you've heard about Brendan Eich, who was appointed and stepped down as chief executive of Mozilla within the same week. Eich, formerly Mozilla's chief technical officer, previously donated money to anti-marriage equality organisations, and he supported the presidential campaigns of Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan. His appointment upset Mozilla employees, along with millions of users of Mozilla products and contributors to its projects.

Mozilla has been particularly progressive in relation to the open...

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