The Lunduke Show: should tech conferences blacklist speakers based on politics? (Github just did).

Yes, this just happened -- GitHub removed a CTO of a government agency after some people expressed anger at them (ICE).

Personal politics aside for a moment... and let's talk about the general idea of tech conferences taking these actions.

Github is known to censor, seems not respecting other views. Them along with freeBSD are losing the plot?

#Github #censorship



The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)

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