Similar thoughts by Jörgen Schäfer on Google+.
A different perspective is offered on this blog: according to the community participation guidelines “Mozillians should treat this as a private matter, not a Mozilla issue.” I don’t feel that I need to be bound by these guidelines. I think it was the ethical thing to do. If you sell youself based on your values, as Jörgen Schäfer writes, then you had better make sure that the public faces of your company reflect these values.
– AlexSchroeder 2014-04-05
Also, Jürgen Hubert links to this piece, on Google+: This Is What Can Happen When Your New Boss Is Homophobic.
– AlexSchroeder 2014-04-22 05:08 UTC
Perhaps related? How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life. There’s a difference between a Tweet, and donating $1000, but here’s what I wrote in response to this NYT article by Jon Ronson, in a comment on this Google+ post:
I understand people pointing to a tweet and saying “this sucks” – but to then go and demand these people be fired, hammering their employers sites with DDoS attacks, that’s madness. This also leads to other topics such as somebody donating $1000 to a despicable cause ten years ago. Is that a problem, now? Why, why not? I think we’ll need a lot more reflection on these topics in order to get a grip on this Internet thing, as a society. We lack Internet culture.
– Alex Schroeder 2015-02-14 18:28 UTC