Nov 082014
 

Feminism is toxic for the survival of open source software projects.  We saw that with the GNOME project and how its outreach to women bankrupted the project and helped GNOME to lose most of its user base.  Now, Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, is falling into the same pit of feminism by attacking #GamerGate, calling Anita Sarkeesian an “educator”, and terms like “meritocracy misogyny”.  If you’re wondering what “meritocracy misogyny” means, it means that it’s misogynist to expect competence from women like you would expect from a man.  The author of that article has also said that algorithms can be racist and sexist:

Mozilla has already tried to backpedal on this, but it’s probably too little, too late.  People are already ditching Firefox for Chrome/Chromium derived browsers and Firefox derived browsers like Palemoon where Mozilla won’t benefit from its use.  Are people ditching Firefox wrong to do so?  Someone may say that this is the opinion of one woman and doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinion of Mozilla.  The problem is that this is a pattern.  Don’t forget that Brendan Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla for being against same sex marriage in 2008 (and having the same opinion of same sex marriage in 2008 that both Barack Obama and a majority of Californians had).  Mozilla has become about feminist and SJW politics and has ceased to be about producing a good browser and other open source software applications.  In other words, Mozilla has fallen to ideological corruption.  This is the exact same problem GNOME had so we can expect Mozilla to falter like GNOME.

  12 Responses to “First GNOME, Now Mozilla”

  1. No. Algorithms are NOT blind to gender, race, ethnicity, etc. http://t.co/ZVWqzgHN6U

    This is the [b][u]CRAZIEST SHIT[/u][/b] I have EVER HEARD

  2. How the hell are algorithms sexist or racist?
    Does not compute…

  3. I’m about to uninstall Firefox right now.

  4. Done

    • All hail VD. Switching to Pale Moon, which is an excellent idea BTW, doesn’t stop your browsing being reported to sites as being on FireFox. To really stick your boot up the market sharing arse of FireFox you need to do the following.

      The following is all taken from VoxDay:

      http://voxday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/fumigating-firefox.html

      Since Pale Moon is built upon a Firefox base, it still reports itself to be Firefox to web sites by default. Fortunately, it is trivially simple to turn this off and cause the browser to correctly report itself as PaleMoon.

      Create a new tab.
      Type “about:config” into the Address Bar as if it were an internet site (URL).
      Type “compatMode” into the Search box that will appear right below the Address Bar.
      On the line general.useragent.compatMode.firefox there are three settings: user set, boolean, true. Click on “true” and it will change to false.
      Close the tab.

      That’s it. Web sites will no longer incorrectly attribute your pageviews to Firefox. If as many people have switched to Pale Moon as have switched to Chrome, the decline in Firefox usage may actually be twice what I originally estimated.

  5. Furious backpedalling:
    https://openstandard.mozilla.org/our-sincerest-apologies/

    nice to see that there’s enough blowback to make this necessary.

  6. […] those of you using the PaleMoon browser now due to Mozilla’s failure to stand up to feminism, Spawny Get provided some instructions to get PaleMoon to not identify itself to websites as […]

  7. TIL the wiminz are being oppressed by algorithms.

  8. I believe the corporations are for laws that add costs to them, because they don’t believe the small guys can bear the cost.

    Just a theory I have.

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