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GitHub reverses course, cites 'significant errors of judgment' in firing of Jewish employee

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman. GitHub GitHub admitted on Sunday that it made "significant errors of judgement" when it fired an employee who suggested that "Nazis" were among the Capitol rioters.  The company said its head of HR stepped down on Saturday, and that it is offering the employee his job back.  "To the employee we wish to say publicly: we sincerely apologize," Erica Brescia, GitHub's COO, said in a statement.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GitHub said Sunday that...
Tags: Microsoft, Nazis, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Github, Coo, Capitol, Brescia, US Capitol, Nat Friedman, Tech Insider, Erica Brescia, Tim Levin, Capitol Siege


GitHub reverses course, cites 'significant errors of judgement' in firing of Jewish employee

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman. GitHub GitHub admitted on Sunday that it made "significant errors of judgement" when it fired an employee who suggested that "Nazis" were among the Capitol rioters.  The company said its head of HR stepped down on Saturday, and that it is offering the employee his job back.  "To the employee we wish to say publicly: we sincerely apologize," Erica Brescia, GitHub's COO, said in a statement.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GitHub said Sunday that...
Tags: Microsoft, Nazis, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Github, Coo, Capitol, Brescia, US Capitol, Nat Friedman, Tech Insider, Erica Brescia, Tim Levin, Capitol Siege


Fired GitHub employee who warned co-workers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel

On the day a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, a worried GitHub employee warned his co-workers in the D.C. area to be safe. After making a comment in Slack saying, “stay safe homies, Nazis are about,” a fellow employee took offense, saying that type of rhetoric wasn’t good for work, the former employee told me. Two days later, he was fired, with a human relations representative citing a “pattern of behavior that is not conducive to company policy” as the rationale for...
Tags: TC, Nazis, Tech, Diversity, Github, Trump, Friedman, U S Capitol, Google Alphabet, Nat Friedman, Techcrunch Include


Fired GitHub employee who warned coworkers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel

On the day a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, a worried GitHub employee warned his co-workers in the D.C. area to be safe. After making a comment in Slack saying, “stay safe homies, Nazis are about,” a fellow employee took offense, saying that type of rhetoric wasn’t good for work, the former employee told me. Two days later, he was fired, with a human relations representative citing a “pattern of behavior that is not conducive to company policy” as the rationale for...
Tags: TC, Nazis, Tech, Diversity, Github, Trump, Friedman, U S Capitol, Google Alphabet, Nat Friedman


Hundreds sign letter demanding answers after Github fires Jewish employee for calling insurrectionists Nazis

Github, a Microsoft company, allegedly fired a Jewish employee for saying “there are Nazis about” in reaction to the insurrectionist occupation of the US Capital building last week. Business Insider today broke the story reporting that “some 200” employees had signed a letter demanding answers from the company’s CEO Nat Friedman. According to the article (paywall), the employee received a warning from HR for their comment before being terminated for what the company claims is a pattern of miscon...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Microsoft, US, Tech, Github, Nat Friedman


GitHub is back in action in Iran again after months

In a win for developers in Iran, code collaboration platform GitHub said today that it’s opening up its services for the country again after several months. In July 2019, the Microsoft-owned service blocked access for users in the country due to trade restrictions imposed by the US government. GitHub‘s CEO, Nat Friedman, said the firm has finally got a nod from the government to resume its services in Iran: We have secured a license from the US government to offer GitHub to developers in Iran. T...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, US, Iran, Github, Design & Dev, Nat Friedman


GitHub Secures License To Operate In Iran

Last July, GitHub prevented users in Iran and several other nations from accessing portions of the service due to U.S. sanction laws. Today, the world's largest host of source code announced that it has secured a license from the U.S. government to operate in Iran. It's also working to secure similar licenses for developers in Crimea and Syria as well. MSPoweruser reports: "Over the course of two years, we were able to demonstrate how developer use of GitHub advances human progress, internationa...
Tags: Tech, Iran, Syria, Crimea, OFAC, Nat Friedman, GitHub GitHub


GitHub says goodbye to cookie banners

Microsoft -owned GitHub today announced that it is doing away with all non-essential cookies on its platform. Thanks to this, starting today, GitHub .com and its subdomains will not feature a cookie banner anymore, either. That’s one less cookie banner you’ll have to click away to get your work done. “No one likes cookie banners,” GitHub CEO Nat Friedman writes in today’s announcement. “But cookie banners are everywhere!” The reason for that, of course, is because of regulations like GDPR in...
Tags: Google, TC, Microsoft, Privacy, Tech, Eu, European Union, United States, Hacking, Computing, Cookies, Tracking, Online Privacy, Github, Friedman, Nat Friedman


GitHub Codespaces preview version still has some glaring omissions, CEO insists it will be ready when it's ready

Rival GitPod sees perfect opportunity to say: Pssst, we've got that stuff GitHub CEO Nat Friedman showed off Codespaces at the virtual Universe event, though the thing remains in limited preview and key features are still missing. Meanwhile, rival GitPod has added support for Visual Studio Code and the ability to run commands with root permissions in its similar workspace service.…
Tags: Software, Nat Friedman, Gitpod


This chart shows how the Salesforce acquisition of Slack for $27.7 billion stacks up against tech's largest deals ever

Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO & cofounder Salesforce On Tuesday afternoon, Salesforce announced plans to purchase Slack for $27.7 billion — one of the largest ever tech acquisitions. The purchase tops Microsoft's 2016 acquisition of LinkedIn by a bit more than $1 billion, putting it among the top five largest tech acquisitions of all time. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called the combination of Salesforce and Slack, "a match made in heaven" in the announcement. "Together, Salesforce and Slack...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Facebook, New York, Adobe, Microsoft, Finance, Softbank, Nokia, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Tech


GitHub Denies Getting Hacked

GitHub has denied rumors today of getting hacked after a mysterious entity shared what they claimed to be the source code of the GitHub.com and GitHub Enterprise portals. From a report: The "supposed" source code was leaked via a commit to GitHub's DMCA section. The commit was also faked to look like it originated from GitHub CEO Nat Friedman. But in a message posted on YCombinator's Hacker News portal, Friedman denied that it was him and that GitHub got hacked in any way. Friedman said the "lea...
Tags: Tech, Github Enterprise, Friedman, Nat Friedman, GitHub Enterprise Server


No, GitHub's source code wasn't hacked and posted on GitHub, says GitHub CEO

Nat Friedman says site will make it harder to impersonate unsigned commits GitHub’s CEO has denied that the site’s source code was posted to GitHub.…
Tags: Software, Github, Nat Friedman


RIAA's YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub's CEO

An RIAA takedown request, which removed the YouTube-DL repository from GitHub, has ticked off developers and GitHub's CEO. Numerous people responded by copying and republishing the contested code, including in some quite clever ways. Meanwhile, GitHub's CEO is "annoyed" as well, offering help to get the repo reinstated. TorrentFreak reports: Soon after the RIAA notice took YouTube-DL offline many developers spoke out in protest. They believe that the music industry group went too far and started...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Riaa, IRC, Friedman, Nat Friedman


How 23-year-old Alexandr Wang built Scale AI into a $1 billion company in less than 3 years

Alexandr Wang is living the classic Silicon Valley success story. At just 23 he's the CEO of Scale AI, a four-year-old company valued at $1 billion that he founded at age 19, dropping out of MIT to do so. His company is building tools for AI developers trying to do for AI tech what cloud computing did for software development, building the infrastructure that makes it easier. And it's attracted a Silicon Valley who's who of angel and venture investors. But Wang didn't even have the idea for th...
Tags: Instagram, Microsoft, California, Drew Houston, Stanford, Trends, Mit, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Houston, Kevin Systrom, Accel, Index Ventures, Justin Kan, Paul Graham


Brand Moves for Monday July 6

Nineteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, Minnesota, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Washington, France, Germany, Advertising, US, NFL, Nike, Adidas, Walmart, Taiwan


Github plans to replace racially insensitive terms like ‘master’ and ‘whitelist’

Github CEO Nat Friedman said over the weekend that the company is working to replace ‘master’ with a neutral term like ‘main’ to remove references to slavery. The company currently uses ‘master’ to denote the main branch of a repository. The code management platform is not the only one heading in this direction. A bunch of other open-source projects and companies including the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the Go programming language, and Grammarly have changed their terminology to remove ...
Tags: Startups, Design & Dev, Grammarly, Nat Friedman


Data startup Axiom secures $4M from Crane Venture Partners, emerges from stealth

Axiom, a startup that helps companies deal with their internal data, has secured a new $4m seed round led by UK-based Crane Venture Partners, with participation from LocalGlobe, Fly VC and Mango Capital. Notable angel investors include former Xamarin founder and current GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and Heroku co-founder Adam Wiggins. The company is also emerging from a relative stealth mode to reveal that is has now raised $7m in funding since it was founded in 2017. The company says it is also launc...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Computing, Software Development, Github, Devops, Ubuntu, Canonical, TechCrunch, Mobile App, Xamarin, Partner


Tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are taking a stand against systemic racism, but their work with law enforcement could contradict their stances

Tech companies have made public statements condemning systemic racism as protests seek racial justice and an end to police brutality.  But some of those same companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, provide technology to police departments, which disproportionately target Black and brown communities. "People are looking to companies for more than pretty words," one expert said. "People are looking for action at a company level. Companies need to rethink their contracts and hiring practices a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Mit, Fbi, Aclu, Ice, CBP, Salesforce, Customs


The tech industry has a terrible track record on diversity. Here's how 17 companies that spoke out against racism this week say they plan to improve.

Many technology companies have shared statements of support as protesters across the country advocate for an end to systemic racism and police brutality. But many of these same companies struggle to hire and retain people of color and women from all backgrounds.  Business Insider tracked what enterprise tech companies have said publicly about the ongoing protests, along with their diversity statistics for leadership and their overall workforce, and asked how they plan to promote more diverse a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Okta, US, America, Trends, Cisco, Intel, United States, Alaska, Michael Dell, Silicon Valley, Dell, Salesforce


The 29-year-old founder of Vercel used this pitch deck to raise $21 million from investors like Accel and GitHub's CEO to build faster websites

Guillermo Rauch, who helped develop Reach, the Facebook-initiated framework that helped businesses build faster websites, has relaunched his startup Zeit with a new name, Vercel. The 29-year-old entrepreneur also announced that his company has secured $21 million in funding from investors, including Accel and GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, in a round closed before the advent of the coronavirus crisis slowed tech investment down. Rauch said the coronavirus crisis and the shift to a remote workforce h...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Wuhan, Accel, Rauch, Dan Levine, Zeit, Wuhan China, Nat Friedman, Guillermo Rauch, Vercel, AirBnb Uber GitHub Nike


GitHub is now free for all teams

GitHub today announced that all of its core features are now available for free to all users, including those that are currently on free accounts. That means free unlimited private repositories with unlimited collaborators for all, including teams that use the service for commercial projects, as well as up to 2,000 minutes per month of free access to GitHub Actions, the company’s automation and CI/CD platform. Teams that want more advanced features like code owners or enterprise features like SA...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Computing, Github, Bitbucket, Atlassian, Software Engineering, Friedman, Nat Friedman, Version Control


GitHub Acquires npm

Nat Friedman: npm is a critical part of the JavaScript world. The work of the npm team over the last 10 years, and the contributions of hundreds of thousands of open source developers and maintainers, have made npm home to over 1.3 million packages with 75 billion downloads a month. Together, they've helped JavaScript become the largest developer ecosystem in the world. We at GitHub are honored to be part of the next chapter of npm's story and to help npm continue to scale to meet the needs of t...
Tags: Tech, Nat Friedman


GitHub nabs JavaScript packaging vendor npm

GitHub, the developer repository owned by Microsoft, made a little deal of its own this morning when it bought JavaScript packaging vendor npm for an undisclosed amount. As GitHub CEO Nat Friedman wrote in a blog post announcing the deal, npm is a big deal in the JavaScript community. The company is the commercial entity behind the Node package manager, the npm Registry and npm CLI. “npm is a critical part of the JavaScript world. The work of the npm team over the last 10 years, and the co...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Open Source, Cloud, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Javascript, M&a, Github, Friedman, PitchBook, NPM, Nat Friedman, Isaac Schlueter, Schlueter


GitHub is acquiring NPM, a small startup that provides a crucial service to 12 million developers (MSFT)

On Monday, GitHub announced it will acquire NPM, a startup that provides JavaScript tools for 12 million developers. Just last year, GitHub announced a competitive product to NPM. NPM had been rocked with turmoil in the past year, as many employees and executives resigned, the leadership team tried to establish a sustainable business model, and the company struggled to raise money, according to former employees. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft-owned GitHub announ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Github, Amazon Web Services, Trump, npm Inc, NPM, Nat Friedman, Isaac Schlueter, Laurie Voss, SecureDrop See, Bryan Bogensberger, NPM NPM, NPM GitHub


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says too many people use their phones to consume, not create — and thinks its Teams chat app can help restore 'balance' (MSFT, WORK)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that people use their smartphones more for consumption than for creation, creating an imbalance. He says that he sees an opportunity for Microsoft's Teams workplace chat app to help balance things out, by providing something like a social network that helps people collaborate on actually getting things done. "What is perhaps not there, is that...intimate circle," Nadella said. "How do I collaborate, communicate, form relationships with that? And so that's anoth...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Skype, Stewart Butterfield, Facebook Twitter, Nadella, Nicholas Carlson, Nat Friedman, Microsoft Teams


The CEO of Microsoft's GitHub, home to 40 million developers, says the site is 'by far the most valuable social network that's ever been built' (MSFT)

At a Microsoft event on Monday, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman called the site "by far the most valuable social network that's ever been built." Currently, over 40 million developers use GitHub to share and contribute to open source projects, and the company is aiming for 100 million by 2025. That's far behind Facebook or Twitter — but Friedman says that he looks at the definition of "value" differently. Friedman says that GitHub developers are responsible for the software that powers much of the res...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Github, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Murphy, Golden Globe, Friedman, Nicholas Carlson, Thomas Murphy, Nat Friedman, COO of GitHub


CNBC Reports Open Source Software Has Essentially 'Taken Over the World' (slashdot)

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: CNBC Explores released a 14-minute documentary this month called "The Rise Of Open-Source Software." It's already racked up 558,802 views on YouTube, arguing that open-source software "has essentially taken over the world. Companies in every industry, from Walmart to Exxon Mobile to Verizon, have open-sourced their projects. Microsoft has completely changed its point of view, and is now seen as a leader in the space. And in 2016 the U.S. government even promise...
Tags: Google, Verizon, News, Microsoft, Youtube, Walmart, Mit, Ibm, Cnbc, Linux Foundation, Cto, Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, PERL, Exxon Mobile, Nat Friedman


CNBC Reports Open Source Software Has Essentially 'Taken Over the World'

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: CNBC Explores released a 14-minute documentary this month called "The Rise Of Open-Source Software." It's already racked up 558,802 views on YouTube, arguing that open-source software "has essentially taken over the world. Companies in every industry, from Walmart to Exxon Mobile to Verizon, have open-sourced their projects. Microsoft has completely changed its point of view, and is now seen as a leader in the space. And in 2016 the U.S. government even promise...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Microsoft, Youtube, Tech, Walmart, Mit, Ibm, Cnbc, Linux Foundation, Cto, Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, PERL, Exxon Mobile, Nat Friedman


Stealth fintech startup Digits raises $10.5 million Series A from Benchmark and others

Stealth fintech startup Digits, from the same team that built Crashlytics to scale then sold to Twitter for over $100 million, has raised a $10.5 million round of Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Benchmark and has the backing of 72 angels, including founders and CEOs from companies like Box, GitHub, Tinder, Twitch, StitchFix, SoFi, and several others. With the round, Digits also gains a new board member, Peter Fenton, who has served on the boards at AirT...
Tags: Google, Ali Rowghani, Twitter, Dick Costolo, Tech, Crashlytics, Anthony Noto, Pixar, SoFi, Adam Bain, Aaron Levie, Justin Kan, Chang, Seibert, LegalZoom, Brian Lee


Microsoft's GitHub doubled down on its ICE contract as employees protest and even resign in disgust

Microsoft-owned GitHub continues to face challenges from its employees over licensing software to ICE, the controversial Department of Homeland Security agency which arrests and deports illegal immigrants. GitHub this week defended its contract in a memo obtained by LA Times reporter Johana Bhuiyan saying that a lack of technology at ICE might actually be hurting immigrants being detained by the agency. A GitHub engineer, Sophie Haskins, resigned from the firm on Monday saying: "Doing busines...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Microsoft, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ice, Salesforce, Department Of Homeland Security, Github, Palantir, Trump, LA Times, Haskins, Johana Bhuiyan, Watch Google