DON SURBER: Firefox Is This Year’s Darwin Award Winner.
In March, Mozilla — parent company of Firefox — hired Brendan Eich as its CEO, only to publicly humiliate him and force him to resign over a $1,000 donation to the Proposition 8 effort, a 2008 ballot initiative a majority of Californians supported. Three board members also resigned.
Nine months later, Mozilla is in trouble, because of a boycott (I stopped using Firefox) and the vacuum in leadership left by his departure. . . .
Any company dumb enough to lose a CEO (and three board members) over demands from political hyenas deserves to fail.
They give the Darwin Award to those who kill themselves stupidly before they procreate. The corporate cup should go to Mozilla, for sacrificing its corporate leadership to liberal pagans.