It seems the RoR community is united against DHH right now, at least on Twitter. But why is that?
Over the last few days I've seen people calling him:
- An anti vaxxer
- A white supremacist
And several prominent maintainers have now quit. I find it all so bizarre, just from the guy telling his employees they can't discuss politics at work.
I followed all of the Basecamp controversies pretty closely, and I really don't get why people are so outraged at the guy -- at least for any of this.
The QAnon thing and anti vaxx thing don't make sense, at all. I listened to an interview recently where he said he's triple jabbed, and I'm not exactly getting QAnon vibes? He's also incredibly -- vocally -- left wing.
And white supremacist? Really? The funny names list thing is bad, but wasnt that his employees, not him, keeping the list? And it apparently the majority of the names on that list were white European names, so I don't see how that makes him a white supremacist?
Honestly all of this kinda reinforces why Basecamp probably enforced the no politics rule to begin with. I've lived the RoR community for a long time but some of the members -- it has to be said, American ones in particular -- seem like fragile babies who can't handle someone disagreeing with them.
Is this maybe a culture difference? I know Americans are usually a bit more hyper partisan than their European brethren.