updated 02:20 pm EDT, Thu April 10, 2014
Website cites her roles in Iraq, industry as alleged proof of unethical behaviors
File storage service DropBox has assigned several executives to its board of directors. One of the executives is former National Security Advisor and US Secretary of State during the George W. Bush presidency, Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Following the reveal of Rice as a member of the Dropbox board, an initiative called "Dropdropbox" has been started. While purportedly not a partisan effort, the website calls for the ouster of Rice, citing historical events that occurred during her term of office as proof of her lack of ethics and her unsuitability to help govern the cloud storage company.
The dropdropbox website declares the appointment "deeply disturbing" and believes that "anyone -- or any business -- who values ethics should be concerned." On the other hand, the site does address her having been awarded her Masters degree at age 20, and provides a link to her wikipedia page for readers to educate themselves on her other accomplishments.
Despite blatantly stating that "this is not an issue of partisanship," several political events are noted by the site as reasons why Rice should not be on the board of a file locker like Dropbox. Clearly outlined are her roles and quotes from the buildup to the Iraq war, aggravated by death counts.
Also laid out as proof of her unsuitability for the role on the initiative's website are her involvement in the creation of the Bush administration torture program, support for warrantless wiretaps, and her role on the board of directors at Chevron prior to her tenure with the Bush administration. Possibly relevant to Dropbox is her support and approval of wireless wiretaps and presumed approval of the NSA monitoring programs she helped create, but as a director she would have no role in day-to-day operations.
Internet discussion on the matter is mixed, as expected. Many parallels are being drawn to Brendan Eich's ouster from the Mozilla Foundation over his conservative-leaning support for an anti-gay marriage bill in 2008. While the campaign doesn't seem to be directly politically motivated, it does point to political events that Dr. Rice was involved in and does address the fact that she used to be a Democrat before renouncing her affiliation and crossing the aisle in the early '80s.
The Dropdropbox website is registered to a proxy domain registration company in Scottsdale, Arizona. No personal information or contact data for the founder of the movement is currently available.