The corporation was founded in 2005 and stems from the Mozilla project started in 1998 in response to the then hegemonic and predatory actions of Microsoft regarding access to the World Wide Web.
The name comes from “Mosaic” — which was the first true web browser — and Godzilla, the Japanese monster. Geeks will be geeks, one guesses.
Mozilla was created to stand for freedom of thought and open discourse. The software was open source. It gave us the web browser Firefox and the email program Mozilla Thunderbird.
Well, it was soon revealed that Eich contributed $1,000 to Proposition 8, the successful 2008 California ballot initiative that amended the state constitution to recognize biological reality and declare that marriage is between one man and one woman — assuming, of course, they are not siblings or first cousins.
The influential crowd that puts hipness and political fashion ahead of freedom of thought and open discourse went nuts. Eich was forced out last week.
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