Github staff Jake Boxer disables #GamerGate operation disrespectful nod repository

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Little background information,

Last night (October 3) Github developer Jake Boxer disabled the GamerGate github repository containing documents for "Operation Disrespectful Nod". Which contained documents for a letter writing campaign to advertisers for the publishers of the game media articles declaring gamers dead just over a month ago. Here's a link to an image of the removal request for if/when the original tweet is eventually removed.

Jake previously voiced his disapproval for intel pulling ads from Gamasutra claiming: "While we wait for @Intel to correct this, here's @leighalexander's fantastic piece that they pulled ads because of ..." original tweet along with "@leighalexander so fucking angry that this happened. thank you so much for the writing and work that you do." original tweet, Backup Image for both.

Note @leighalexander is Leigh Alexander Editor At Large for Gamasutra, author of 'Gamers' don't have to be your audience. 'Gamers' are over.

Reddit is also up in arms over a "rogue" employee being allowed to delete repositories that, to my knowledge, don't violate Githubs terms of service.

So what's the Pipedot's take on this? Is it ok seeing as Github is a private entity, maybe they don't have to host anything they don't want. Maybe it's time to start migrating my personal repos to other services in case electrical diagramming or web development offends someone.

I could be wrong, but isn't Pipdot's code hosted in Github?

Cross posting to SoylentNews

Re: There goes whatever was left of GitHub's credibility, in my opinion. (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-10-04 23:34 (#2T3F)

One of the major goals of the "git" source code management system was to be distributed. Each git repository has the full data set, can stand alone, and can act as the full SCM system by itself. This is in stark opposition of traditional SCMs, like CVS and Subversion, where one central server controls the code base. GitHub is a central server that, for the most part, tries to replicate the old ways with the new tools.

That being said, it's the new "cool" project hosting site and lots of people use it. I find it easy enough to push my own git repository out to it every once in a while - even if I don't see it as the "master" repository.
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