Brendan Eich’s Departure Will Mar Mozilla but Not Stop Its Innovation

Eich had been part of Mozilla since day one. He was not a new hire for Mozilla on March 24; it was just a new position with added responsibilities. Eich had been working as the CTO of Mozilla and strangely the same people that objected to his becoming CEO on March 24 were not vocal the day before, when he was just the CTO.

As CTO, Eich helped develop and set technical direction for Mozilla and its technologies that are used by hundreds of millions of people every day. Even more important, Eich is also the inventor of JavaScript, a language that is widely used on the Web and supported in every browser platform. Why isn’t there a boycott of JavaScript?