Monday, 28 April 2014

Github apologizes for vagueness, reveals new details about sexism investigation

GitHub has just apologized for not being transparent enough about its internal investigation into claims of sexism and harassment by former employee Julie Ann Horvath.
GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath offered new details about what happened before, after, and during the investigation — although the full story is still withheld, he says, due to confidentiality promises to employees. "We failed to admit and own up to our mistakes, and for that I'm sorry," he wrote. "GitHub has a reputation for being transparent and taking responsibility for our actions, but last week we did neither. There's no excuse. We can do a lot better."
Last week, the company announced that an inquiry by a third-party investigator had produced no evidence of a hostile...
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