Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, whose support for California’s anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8 ignited a controversy for the Firefox maker, has resigned.
Mozilla announced the move in a blog post.
“Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” Mitchell Baker, the executive chairwoman of Mozilla, wrote. “We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: It’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.
“Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.”
Mozilla has not chosen a successor for Eich; Baker wrote that there would be new information on that front “next week.”
- Brendan Eich
- Mitchell Baker