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Evan Greer
Someone just sent this to . An internal email showing that , which is now owned by recently renewed a $200,000 contract with ICE. Full email here:
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Evan Greer Oct 8
Replying to @evan_greer
These parts jumped out at me: "The revenue from the purchase is less than $200,000 and not financially material for our company." "GitHub has no visibility into how this software is being used" Write GitHub senior management ... as if that somehow makes it okay?
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Evan Greer Oct 8
Replying to @evan_greer
Then the letter goes full on "ICE is actually kinda good and if we don't take their money then the terrorists win"
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Evan Greer Oct 8
Replying to @evan_greer
Before it pivots back to a variety of fairly tortured excuses and justifications, culminating in the classic: "Our voice is heard better by policymakers when we have a seat at the table."
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Evan Greer Oct 8
Replying to @github
. are clearly thoughtful people but they're landing in the wrong place. There's a clear and organized demand from immigrants rights organizations for tech companies to stop powering ICE's abuses. Just cancel the contract.
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Irenes (many) Oct 8
Google has made very similar arguments. It's really kind of strange how anyone would think it's okay to sell your principles as long as you don't get very much for them.
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Amélia Oct 8
They're saying they're respecting some higher principles, imo
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Amélia Oct 8
"we don't agree with those policies, but we think it's more important that people can use our softwares"
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Irenes (many) Oct 8
It just hit us why tech CEOs may have been saying that tech CEOs shouldn't be policy makers, lately. It's not for the grassroots audience. It's for Washington.
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Rebecca Oct 8
So much propaganda in this: 1. State Dept primarily deals with human trafficking 2. Immigration agencies were moved under the newly formed Dept of Homeland Security after 9/11 making them one of the few agencies that are lead by The White House specifically.
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Rebecca Oct 8
This isn’t some “well the government does a lot of stuff.” This is a department lead and dictated by the White House. ICE hasn’t even had a Senate confirmed head since 2017. There’s nothing about ICE or DHS that’s democratic. It was an anti-democratic exploitation of 9/11.
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🆂🅷ⒶⓌⓃ 🅼🅲🅺ⒶⓎ Oct 8
Confused why folks are angry at GitHub for providing repos to any organization or person. What’s next?
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k. rainbolt-greene Oct 8
Great read, since you don't know:
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Griko Nibras Oct 8
I've been living in a shell. What does this mean for users?
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Jon Oct 8
It means using also means you also agree with practices IF they do accept the contract which sounds like they will.
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Anders Sørensen Oct 8
It literally doesn't.
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xan Oct 8
Replying to @anarsen @GanBtc and 6 others
it does though, saying "literally" doesn't make it untrue
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Anders Sørensen Oct 8
Replying to @pikajude_ @GanBtc and 6 others
It literally does.
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xan Oct 8
Replying to @anarsen @GanBtc and 6 others
ok well I should have seen that coming
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