GitHub is going to die soon in what is likely to be a massive explosion. Coraline Ada Ehmke, the June 2015 Entitlement Princess of the Month, is going to work at GitHub on “community management” and “anti-harassment tools”. I anticipate “community management” means running off men and anyone else who does actual work and that
“anti-harassment tools” means find new ways to attack men. It can’t have anything to do with actual harassment since no one has provided any evidence (much less even made the claim) that harassment is a problem at GitHub.
We already have a preview of what life will be like at GitHub with Ehmke employed. Someone put an issue into ContibutorCovenant repository requesting that Ehmke end her association with Shanley Kane, the March 2015 Entitlement Princess of the Month, for her misandrist tweets. This should remind you of #OpalGate since the same reasoning is being used here. However, there is an important difference. With #OpalGate, discussion of the issue was allowed. Ehmke didn’t do that. She just immediately censored any discussion of the issue. Based on this, we can assume that GitHub will become a virtual police state and will start bleeding employees who want to escape the insanity. It is guaranteed that there will several class action lawsuits against GitHub by employees that become the victims of Ehmke. I don’t know when GitHub will shut down, but it is likely to be quick and sudden.
There is one good thing about this. It shows the power and necessity of distributed systems. Since git, the software behind GitHub is distributed, there are local copies of a user’s repositories on their computers. Even if GitHub shuts down all of a sudden, the repositories are saved and can still be moved to a new git server. Ehmke can destroy GitHub, but she can’t destroy the software created with it.