Other figures in the tech community lambasted Mozilla over Eich. Online dating giant OkCupid even redirected users visiting the site via Firefox to a pointed letter calling for Eich's resignation. The landing page also asked visitors to access OkCupid through alternative browsers and apps in the meantime.
According to Firefox's memo on Thursday, Eich has chosen to leave the company on his own versus being fired.
But there is no love lost in the send-off either.
"We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act," said Mitchell Baker, the software company's executive chairwoman. "We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better."
As for a replacement, Baker added that "Mozilla’s leadership is still being discussed."