Education [ edit ]
Brendan Eich received his
bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science at Santa Clara University. He received his [1 ] master's degree in 1986 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Eich started his career at
Silicon Graphics, working for seven years on operating system and network code. He then worked for three years at [2 ] MicroUnity Systems Engineering writing microkernel and DSP code, and doing the first MIPS R4000 port of GCC. [2 ]
Eich is best known for his work on Netscape and
He then helped found mozilla.org in early 1998, serving as chief architect. When
AOL shut down the Netscape browser unit in July 2003, Eich helped spin out the Mozilla Foundation.
In August 2005, after serving as Lead Technologist and as a member of the Board of Directors of the
Mozilla Foundation, Eich became CTO of the newly founded Mozilla Corporation. [4 ]
Eich has contributed to the creation of the
Rust programming language at Mozilla. [5 ]
Stance against gay marriage [ edit ]
Eich donated $1,000 in 2008 to the campaign supporting
California Proposition 8, which was recorded in a public database with Mozilla's name attached as his employer. This reached public notability in March 2012, being controversial in the tech sphere, [6 ] and the gay press both US [7 ] and internationally, [8 ] and the [9 ] Twitter reaction itself achieving press noteworthiness. [10 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Steve Lohr (1996-09-09). "Part Artist, Part Hacker And Full-Time Programmer". New York Times.
^ "Mozilla Foundation Forms New Organization to Further the Creation of Free, Open Source Internet Software, Including the Award-Winning Mozilla Firefox Browser". Mozilla Foundation. 2005-08-03 . Retrieved 2011-02-12. " Brendan Eich, a co-founder and long-time technical leader of the Mozilla project, will become the chief technical officer of the Mozilla Corporation."
^ Original Rust authors | GitHub
^ "Proposition 8: Who gave in the gay marriage battle?". Los Angeles Times.
^ Faircloth, Kelly. (2012-10-05) Tech Celeb Makes Prop-8 Donation; Internet Goes Berserk. Betabeat. Retrieved on 2014-02-20.
^ Netburn, Deborah (2012-04-04). "Brendan Eich's Prop. 8 contribution gets Twittersphere buzzing". LA Times . Retrieved 2012-04-17.
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