Firefox goes on the non-gay friendly list

  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 01, 2014 2:45 PM GMT
    I logged into OKCupid today and here is the message that got displayed:
    "Hello there, Mozilla Firefox user. Pardon this interruption of your OkCupid experience.

    Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.

    Politics is normally not the business of a website, and we all know there’s a lot more wrong with the world than misguided CEOs. So you might wonder why we’re asserting ourselves today. This is why: we’ve devoted the last ten years to bringing people—all people—together. If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about would be illegal. Equality for gay relationships is personally important to many of us here at OkCupid. But it’s professionally important to the entire company. OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."

    ...
    "Background on Mr. Eich and Mozilla
    In 2008, Mr. Eich supported the passage of California’s Prop 8, a statewide initiative to ban gay marriage, with a $1000 donation. Granted, his contribution is now six years in the past, and people can change. But Mr. Eich’s boilerplate statements in the time since make it seem like he has the same views now as he did then. Mozilla recently promoted him to CEO, hence the issue only now coming to our attention. His donation was known to Mozilla at the time of his promotion, and, furthermore, CEOs are rewarded based on their company’s performance. The CEO is the visionary for a company and its products. We are sad to think that any OkCupid page loads would even indirectly contribute towards the success of an individual who supported Prop 8—and who for all we know would support it again. We wish Mozilla’s institutional commitment to freedom and openness were better reflected by their choice of leadership. "

    Guess I should stop using firefox.
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    Apr 01, 2014 3:30 PM GMT
    Finding this very hard to believe--sucks.
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    Apr 01, 2014 3:32 PM GMT
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    Apr 01, 2014 3:39 PM GMT
    I use Google chrome.
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    Apr 01, 2014 3:41 PM GMT
    What a shame. Hopefully this will attract enough negative publicity and they will get rid of the asshole.

    Their software is too valuable to be dismissed just because their CEO is ignorant.
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    Apr 01, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
    Who cares? Geez. He makes good software...end of story. If you really dug into the personal lives of the CEO's of the products you use, what you would find would be equally disgusting, and you wouldn't use anything made by anyone.
  • madsexy

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    Apr 01, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
    It sounds like OKCupid has drawn the line in the sand - either access our site with something other than Firefox or don't access it. Obviously OKCupid has enough business they think they can act in a way which will alienate their more pragmatic users who choose not to change browsers for a political motivation. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 01, 2014 4:35 PM GMT
    Simple solution...Google Chrome is way faster anyways. I stopped using Firefox years ago after the browser started to add so many add-ons and it got really slow.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 01, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    weightliftr310 saidWho cares? Geez. He makes good software...end of story. If you really dug into the personal lives of the CEO's of the products you use, what you would find would be equally disgusting, and you wouldn't use anything made by anyone.

    I disagree. I think we should fight discrimination where-ever and however we can. Don't let people walk all over you. Especially when that person is using his wealth and influence to harm you just because he feels like harming someone and can. He should be fired and castigated.
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    Apr 01, 2014 4:46 PM GMT
    These kinds of boycotts smell like immaturity to me. Reminds me of my 2 year old's temper tantrums. "But I waaaaaaant it." "And I'm going to punish you until you give me what I want." Grow up.

    There are other ways to accomplish the same thing that are better for society. They might take longer, but in the long run, we don't look like children, and we won't introduce 'spoiled-brat-itis' into society.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 01, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
    weightliftr310 saidThese kinds of boycotts smell like immaturity to me. Reminds me of my 2 year old's temper tantrums. "But I waaaaaaant it." "And I'm going to punish you until you give me what I want." Grow up.

    There are other ways to accomplish the same thing that are better for society. They might take longer, but in the long run, we don't look like children, and we won't introduce 'spoiled-brat-itis' into society.

    Sorry, but I don't find it "spoiled-brat-itis" to strike at people who love to hate, especially people who love to hate people in groups. It is not only helps people in the targeted group, it helps us as a society and encourages civility to each other. Now that is what you teach children.
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    Apr 01, 2014 5:48 PM GMT
    immunity saidHow do I transfer all my bookmarks to another browser?
    I'm thinking of using Opera.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95418?hl=en

    http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/en/importexport.html
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    Apr 01, 2014 5:49 PM GMT
    I'm thinking of using Netscape.
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    Apr 01, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    Internet Explorer loyalist here, Chrome is only used for downloading porn. Chrome is also a memory hog.

    If you use Windows, IE or Chrome
    If you use OS X , Safari or Chrome
    If you use Linux, Chrome or Opera (good luck if you can even get it to install).
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    Apr 01, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
    you do know its the 1st of April ?
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    Apr 01, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
    PaulDee saidInternet Explorer loyalist here, Chrome is only used for downloading porn. Chrome is also a memory hog.

    If you use Windows, IE or Chrome
    If you use OS X , Safari or Chrome
    If you use Linux, Chrome or Opera (good luck if you can even get it to install).
    People still use IE? I thought it died.
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    Apr 01, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    secondstartotheright saidyou do know its the 1st of April ?
    I don't think it's a joke.
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    Apr 01, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
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  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 01, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
    shawnathan said
    secondstartotheright saidyou do know its the 1st of April ?
    I don't think it's a joke.

    Yes, it is not a joke. I was actually reading about this a couple days ago, where employees of mozzilla were writing open letters asking that he be removed.
    See:
    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mozilla-employees-call-ceos-resignation-over-anti-gay-marriage-donation300314

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/outrage-boycotts-over-firefoxs-new-anti-gay-ceo250314
  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 01, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
    madsexy saidIt sounds like OKCupid has drawn the line in the sand - either access our site with something other than Firefox or don't access it. Obviously OKCupid has enough business they think they can act in a way which will alienate their more pragmatic users who choose not to change browsers for a political motivation. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Actually there is a link at the very bottom of the page that still let's you use Fire Fox if you choose ... it is your choice ... I think they are just acting to get the word out and let people know.
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    Apr 01, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Hypocritical. OKCupid uses JavaScript, which was INVENTED by Brendan Eich.

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    Apr 01, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
    immunity saidOkay..... apparently the new version of Opera doesn't even have a bookmarks toolbar in the same way that Chrome and Firefox do.
    and chrome is awful
    and firefox is run by an anti-gay douchebag
    internet explorer isn't even an option, to suggest such is laughable
    what now?
    Opera is quite different, but it's got some really cool features.
    You can also use Safari on mac.
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    Apr 01, 2014 9:16 PM GMT
    dont support the boycott but being on the wrong side of history and being gay is a shot in the foot. Know which side the bread has the butter.


    lots of Mozilla in just about any browser. Tossing the firefox product to curb must be done tho.
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    Apr 01, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    So what?
    It's still one hell of a browser and the only decent non-proprietary one out there.

    How about boycotting Safari, Chrome and IE for Apple, Google and Microsoft's disgusting cooperation with Chairman Obama's domestic surveillance program? That's a worse infringement on freedom than the right to marry. Brendan Eich donated for a cause he believed in, fair enough. The idiots at the other companies get paid to sell your info to the state.

    Wake up, sheep!
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    Apr 01, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    weightliftr310 saidThese kinds of boycotts smell like immaturity to me. Reminds me of my 2 year old's temper tantrums. "But I waaaaaaant it." "And I'm going to punish you until you give me what I want." Grow up.

    There are other ways to accomplish the same thing that are better for society. They might take longer, but in the long run, we don't look like children, and we won't introduce 'spoiled-brat-itis' into society.

    Yeah, if they had said this 40 years ago you wouldn't have an RJ Site to be discussing this. It might smell like immaturity but a lot of guys gave a lot for all those 'immature smelling causes' to allow you to be able to surf an openly gay website and discuss these kinds of issues.

    Sometimes the only way to make your point is to congregate as one and hit them in the money belt. Amazing how bad publicity will get the attention of a board of directors and the CEO.

    Discrimination and opposition to equal rights is NOT something to disregard as smelly immaturity!