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When Open Source gets weird: The Dark secrets of Drupal?

Submitted by dryer on Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:48

Earlier this year the Drupal community was shaken when the Project Leader Dries Buytaert decided to expell the lead developer Larry Garfield from the project, based on accusations of somewhat weird BDSM play. Backstory: BDSM sex rocks Drupal world: Top dev banished for sci-fi hanky-panky

Drupal, Dries and the Larry Garfield discrimination

Submitted by dryer on Sat, 04/15/2017 - 06:06

Drupal has been big on diversity and inclusion, priding itself on being one of the biggest, friendliest open source communities around. As such, it has been a prime hotspot for activists to push feminist-flavored social justice rhetoric. They adopted a code of conduct, established a Community Working Group, and basically bend over backwards to satisfy the demands of those who see the open source world as a problematic place where meritocracy is used to justify gatekeeping and elitism.