GitHub implements policies to please social justice warriors

GitHub is the most popular central repository for open-source projects in the world. They also just implemented a ridiculous terms of use. These highlights seem like parody, but they’re dead serious.

Harassment includes:

  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Deliberate misgendering. This includes deadnaming or persistently using a pronoun that does not correctly reflect a person’s gender identity. You must address people by the name they give you when not addressing them by their username or handle

Remember that misgendering is real, and it’s dangerous. Also:

We will not act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’

They also recently removed a repository for having the word “retard” in the code, which seems to be contrary to the spirit of open-source software. Check out GitLab if you’re looking for a good alternative that hasn’t kowtowed to ideological fanatics.

I’m glad these kind of overplayed hands keep happening. The media isn’t going to report on what a joke it is, but it’s going to make more conservatives than the Koch brothers could ever hope to.

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3 comments

  1. Word to the wise: gitlab has a history of integrity & security issues such as permission system glitches. Gitblit comes highly recommended if you can host your own (which you should, you filthy kulak wrecker you).

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  2. I also spotted another open advocated of social justice hate working at Github. Rachel thinks that white people are so dangerous that society would be better if they were banned from certain places.

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