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Comment Re:I think they don't understand (Score 4, Interesting) 476

First, someone's personal life is their business. We are supposed to be building code, not snooping.

Second, he was doxxed. Fruit of the poison tree.

Third, maybe most importantly, who cares what you have to say about Gorean philosophy. They are BDSM addicts who play too much D&D.

Fourth, someone was genuinely hurt by seeing this doxxed screenshot. Let's not forget the victim.

https://twitter.com/DrupalScar... ... with that in mind, we can't do something to keep the two separated? It's a HUGE community. Take him off session selection if you want. Chase him out - we can do better than that. We're supposed to be innovators. Find a better way.

Submission + - Developers Upset by Drupal Controversy Threaten to Leave Drupal Project (drupalconfessions.org) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Dozens of Drupal developers, core committers, supporters, and funders have issued an open letter to Dries Buytaert (CTO of Acquia, BDFL and trademark owner of the Drupal project) on the recent purging of Larry Garfield from the community:

Larry Garfield, a long-time, veteran contributor to Drupal was ejected from the community, allegedly not for breaking the Code of Conduct, but, to quote your own post on the matter, because 'he holds views that are in opposition with the values of the Drupal project.' ... We stand to demand with one voice that the Drupal community conduct itself as a professional community, which does not discriminate against people for who they are on the outside, for what they believe, for what they value, or for how they lawfully, consensually, and peacefully live their personal lives—even and especially in cases where people’s personal lives might be outside the mainstream or even offensive to some people. ... If you will not fight for us and restore our faith in the professionalism of the Drupal community, then a number of us will be permanently leaving the Drupal community.

Both the website and Twitter account for the statement are anonymous, although many signers are identified. Dries Buytaert has not issued a response yet on his official blog.

Submission + - Drupal Project Banishes Long-Time Contributor Over BDSM Claims (reddit.com)

techsoldaten writes: Larry Garfield, a long time contributor to the Drupal project, was banished from the community over his alleged involvement in BDSM communities. Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal, asked Garfield to leave the project based on his beliefs about equality. The Drupal community has an established Code of Conduct Buytaert feels Garfield violated based on holding beliefs related to gender roles. Thought crime?

Comment Re:well well well (Score 4, Insightful) 769

Actually, the DNC has a contractual and fiduciary responsibility to stay neutral in a primary, because they sign contracts to that affect.

Section 4 of the Democratic Party charter reads this way:

"In the conduct and management of the affairs and procedures of the Democratic National Committee, particularly as they apply to the preparation and conduct of the Presidential nomination process, the Chairperson shall exercise impartiality and evenhandedness as between the Presidential candidates and campaigns. The Chairperson shall be responsible for ensuring that the national officers and staff of the Democratic National Committee maintain impartiality and evenhandedness during the Democratic Party Presidential nominating process."

The chairperson was Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who resigned / was fired earlier today. The CEO of the DNC is Amy Dacey. But look at their emails and tell me if that lives up the charter.


Some of us are suing.

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