Mozilla CEO Resigns Over Donation to Prop. 8 Campaign by KQED published on 2014-04-03T23:56:31Z The CEO of Mountain View-based Mozilla is stepping down after a backlash over his donations in 2008 to support Proposition 8, the now-defunct ban on same-sex marriage. Brendan Eich helped found the company that produces the Firefox web browser, and was also on its board until today. But when Mozilla announced he would become CEO last week, some employees, LGBT advocates, and even a dating-website protested the decision. KQED's Charla Bear spoke with Kara Swisher, an executive editor for the tech blog Re/Code.