I did not realize Github was pro-Nazi and anti-Semmitic. If I had, I would’ve never touched the site. My future source code will be going somewhere that DOESN’T try to protect the feeling of Nazis.
We are not.
GitHub and its leadership team condemn the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, and any and all belief systems that are discriminatory. GitHub does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. This applies to both our everyday interactions with other employees and any separation decisions.
GitHub is actively looking into the circumstances surrounding the separation of the employee and will take any appropriate action after running a thorough process.
I want to follow up real quick and let you know that the independent investigation that we have started last Monday has concluded today. On the evening of Friday, January 15th, the investigation revealed significant errors of judgment and procedure. Our head of HR has taken personal accountability and resigned from GitHub yesterday morning, Saturday, January 16th.
We stand by our earlier statement that GitHub condemns the attack on the US Capitol on January 6th and any and all belief systems that are discriminatory. Antisemitism, neo-Nazis, and white supremacy – along with all other forms of racism – are vile and have no place in our community.
The public blog post on this subject is available at Update on an employee matter - The GitHub Blog.
I’m going to leave this topic closed, but know that you can reach out to us at https://github.com/contact if you have questions or feedback.