GitHub Company will renew Microsoft, a $ 200,000 contract with the Immigration Service and Customs Administration, despite concerns about Trump’s office policies, according to an email lease.
GitHub CEO Nat Friedman said in internal email It was introduced to the technology of the Fight for enterprise and ICE was about to receive a license for the GitHub enterprise developer in 2016, and the sale was revived by the renewal. In an email, Friedman said the company does not have a professional service contract for ICE, saying “it does not know how to use this software, except for software development and output management.”
Friedman says he, and the community at large, do not approve of Trump’s policies, such as the separation of the family and the Muslim, from obstruction, according to Microsoft. But he goes on to say that ICE is a “real body” that conducts such activities as the fight against human trafficking. He wrote that although the company did not know how ICE would use its tools, the members of the company, the leadership team, knew “it could be used on projects that support policies that agree and disagree. “
Friedman says the company has a difference between providing professional services and delivering equipment. “The need for software developers around the world to have control and confidentiality,” he wrote. “It is a world where developers in any country or country need to tell us what kind of software they are creating, in our view, that violates the basic rights of developers computer. “
Friedman claims the ICE contract is $ 200,000 “out of pocket” and said in an email that GitHub will send $ 500,000 to non-profit groups that support immigrant communities involved in Trump.
After the email was passed, GitHub all published articles in a post on Wednesday morning. “At GitHub, we believe in empowering developers around the world,” Friedman wrote in a statement. “We also believe in human rights and treat people with respect.”
The ICE software is gone PORT OF ONEHUNGA In the tech industry, when workers ask how the U.S. government uses their jobs. Hundreds of GitHub coders are available sign a petition asking Microsoft to stop providing services to ICE or “take our projects elsewhere.”
Updated, 10:40 AM ET: Contains an article from GitHub and all the text of the email track.