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GitHub Promotes ‘Reverse’ Racism and Sexism

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GitHub, the repository hosting service used by many open source software projects, has adopted the Open Code of Conduct developed by the TODO Group. All seems good – except one thing.

“We hope sharing this with you will enable you to easily establish a code of conduct for your respective open-source communities,” said Brandon Keepers, Open Source Lead at GitHub. “If your project doesn’t already have a code of conduct, then we encourage you to check out the Open Code of Conduct as a starting point and adapt it to your community.”

The Open Code of Conduct is proposed as an easy-to-reuse code of conduct template for open source communities. “We believe open source communities should be a welcoming place for all participants,” notes the TODO Group announcement. “We strongly believe that a code of conduct helps set the ground rules for participation in communities and helps build a culture of respect.”

The Open Code of Conduct, which is shared on GitHub for open source development and feedback, is inspired by the code of conducts and diversity statements from several other communities, including Django, Python, Ubuntu, Contributor Covenant, and Geek Feminism.

‘Reverse’ Racism is Racism, ‘Reverse’ Sexism is Sexism

People“We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities,” states the Open Code of Conduct. “This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.”

So far, so good. The Open Code of Conduct encourages participants to be respectful, considerate, welcoming, friendly, and patient.

But then comes the problem.

“Our open source community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort,” states the Open Code of Conduct.

We will not act on complaints regarding ‘reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’.

What this statement is saying is that attacking some persons for their ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation is not OK, but attacking some other persons for their ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation is OK. That directly contradicts previous statements in the Open Code of Conducts itself, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

And what is this thing about “‘reverse’ -isms”? Of course I understand what they mean, but terms like “racism” and “sexism” have a perfectly good, inclusive definition. Racism means hurting people based on their ethnicity, and sexism means hurting people based on their gender. So “reverse” racism is just racism, and “reverse” sexism is just sexism. “Positive discrimination” is an oxymoron – discrimination is always negative and bad. Very bad.

This part of the Open Code of Conduct seems written by those “Social Justice Warriors” (SJWs) who take liberalism to such extreme excesses that it becomes a sad, pathetic (and dangerous, too) caricature of itself. Of course, the inconsistency has been noticed and denounced. This Reddit thread reveals that previous version of the Open Code of Conduct didn’t include the “reverse” bit. In fact, other codes of conduct inspired by the TODO Group template, such as Facebook’s code, don’t include reverse -isms.

It’s worth noting that many outraged users have deleted their GitHub accounts in protest.

However, the Open Code of Conduct is supposed to be open source, so that hopefully the reverse bit will be reversed. Complaints and exhortations to restore equality and common sense are beginning to appear on GitHub.

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  1. Asper ACT

    August 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Someone should make a spoof project to mock the hypocrisy.

  2. Ferroxian

    August 9, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    The ‘reversal’ of racism is inclusion…..the reversal of sexism, is again, inclusion…..one does not start hating someone to allow everyone in who was originally hated, no. That is flawed logic and a sign of a prior diseased mental and cultural position if one feels that to include those who were excluded excludes the excluder…no…that is an oversimplification of the fundamental tenets of right and wrong….it is obvious and errant thinking. THAT kind of thinking should be called out and also forbidden. Allow everyone IN…INCLUSION…who had habitually been rejected or minimalised by edict or misapplication of previous rules or rulings. Period! Now if legal remedy or reparations are in order for the previously disenfranchised – that may even become a civil or class-action dispute but to just let everyone in does not presuppose punishment against those who allowed the wrong.

    • Giulio Prisco

      August 10, 2015 at 6:08 am

      “Insulting or harassing others is not permitted and will cause immediate
      expulsion” is a good rule, simple and crystal clear. It’s also fair,
      because it treats everyone the same.

  3. whitegenocide.info

    August 10, 2015 at 3:27 am

    No need to decompile the TODO “Open Code of Conduct”, the SJW authors clearly have an axe to grind with anyone White & Normal. Their “SOCIAL JUSTICE” efforts are just cover for their anti-Whitism.


    “ANTI-RACIST” is a code word for ANTI-WHITE

    • Giulio Prisco

      August 10, 2015 at 6:06 am

      I prefer to think that most SJWs have good intentions and the heart in the right place, but are too easily commandeered by the few jihadists in their camp, who are motivated by hate. The best things they could do is getting rid of the jihadists and start afresh, then I am sure we could find good ways to reconcile the (apparently) conflicting aspirations for personal freedom and social justice (which are both good things).
      History shows that social movements tend to quickly forget initial aspirations for a world without oppression and end up with a call to arms to replace one group of oppressors with another.

      • ThomasER916

        February 9, 2016 at 11:52 pm

        What you think is wrong.

  4. Giulio Prisco

    August 10, 2015 at 6:09 am

  5. columpaget

    December 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Lady, I doubt you’ll ever see this, but you’re awesome and your boyfriend is a lucky guy.

  6. columpaget

    December 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    So, by this argument the Raj was not racist. Whites in the Raj were a minority, and the Indians of the country they ruled over were the majority. Ergo, as you have make an arguement from majority/minority positions, a dominant minorty cannot be racist. This is clearly nonsense, as is your whole arguement.

    You might try structuring the argument on the grounds of power, instead of population. But it won’t make any difference. At the end of the day, the argument that there’s no such thing as racism towards any given racial group is _moral exclusion_, an inherently fascist argument.

    Some of us have already seen how this kind of thinking allows carte-blanche attacks on the excluded group. Furthermore, this argument always gets redirected sooner or later onto actual minority groups, as another minority group will tend to argue they are ‘more privileged than us’ and so it’s not racism when we attack them.

    Essentially github has committed to a code-of-conduct that seeks to exclude one group from protection, and will ultimately fail to protect everyone. It’s a faulty system that will be hacked. The proper system is to treat all complaints equally. This will protect everyone, and furthermore, people will feel more inclined to support and sign up to it, as it protects them too.

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EOS Price Forecast: EOS/USD Heading for Another 300% Move?

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  • EOS/USD price action via the 4-hour chart view has formed a bullish flag pattern.
  • The price is moving around levels seen back end of March to early April, before a bull run of over 300%.

The past six sessions for EOS/USD have been erratic to say the least. It has been subject to a high amount of volatility, swinging aggressively in both directions. There has been a lack of commitment from either the bear or bull camps of late. As the market continues to trade with such behavior, it appears to be trying to find its feet, ahead of a potential chunky firm trend.

EOS DApp Hacked Again

An EOS based gambling DApp, EOSBet has been hacked, with $338,000 being reported as stolen. This isn’t the first time; just back in September, hackers managed to get away with a reported 40,000 worth of EOS, which at the time had a value of $200,000. It has been said that they were able to exploit their smart contracts, having found security vulnerabilities.

Technical Review – 4-hour Chart View

EOS/USD 4-hour chart

EOS/USD price action has formed a bullish flag pattern, which began taking shape on 15th October, after the aggressive price behavior stabilized. The bulls at the time ran the price well up into $6 territory. Consequently, it then met the breached ascending trend line, failing to move back above this area. This followed the sharp breakthrough to the downside, which occurred on 11th October. As a result, a drop of over 15% was seen, forcing EOS/USD to retreat in a demand area, within the $5.0000 level proximity.

Looking to the upside, small near-term resistance is seen at around $5.6100, which is the upper trend line of the mentioned bull flag pattern. A breakout will likely open the doors to a retest of the broken ascending trend line, tracking around $6.1100. Support can be eyed at $5.4600, which marks the lower trend line of the flag. Furthermore, should this fail to hold, EOS/USD could likely fall back down to the serving demand area, within the lower $5.0000 territory.

April 2018 Bull Run

EOS/USD April bull run

In April of this year EOS/USD entered a chunky bull run, gaining over 300%. From the back end of March until 11th April, the price had been stuck within consolidation mode. Resulting in the price trading within a tight range, at levels of where the price is currently seen today.

Something quite astonishing started to unfold. Between the period of 11th April to the 29th April, a bull run of around 290% was seen. Over this time frame EOS/USD went from $5.9500 up to a high of around $23.0811. The price is currently demonstrating a similar behavior to that of what was seen during the mentioned period. It is interesting to note that the price did have historical levels to break through, as it had already run higher during the period of December 2017 and came back down. Finally, this is not to say EOS/USD will observe the same bull run. However, it is an interesting observation to be aware of.

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Stellar Price Analysis: XLM/USD Has the Potential for a Short-term Rally, Though Bearish Set-up Eyed

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  • Stellar’s XLM potentially has further room for upside, within the short-term view.
  • Danger still looms for XLM/USD, as the daily chart suggests of a bearish technical pattern set up.

Steller’s native token XLM, has failed to commit to any sustained trend. This has been the case since the start of July. Bull rallies that have been witnessed were quickly sold by the market bears. This led the market to trade within a generally long running form of consolidation. Price action is narrowing, given the unsustainable short-term trend runs that have been witnessed. It comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the Stellar foundation have certainly been busy.

Stellar Developments

It was reported recently, blockchain security company BitGo, announced their support of Stellar Lumens (XLM). Being added to the BitGo’s list, Stellar now receives custody solutions. Their users will be able to generate wallets for Stellar Lumens. This is said to be starting at some point within the next couple of weeks. Elsewhere, as previously reported, the Stellar foundation at the start of this month released their heavily anticipated decentralized exchange, StellarX.

4-hour Chart Technical Review

XLM/USD 4-hour chart

Looking via the 4-hour chart, price action has formed a bullish pennant pattern. This comes after the surge higher between September 20-23. XLM/USD has since entered consolidation mode, trading within a range-bound nature. The price is coming very much towards the end of this technical pattern seen, raising the case for an imminent breakout. Near-term support can be observed around $0.2350 area. This is the lower tracking trend line of the mentioned pennant. A failure of the support could very likely see a fast fall to $0.2050. XLM/USD was last trading in this territory between September 12 – 20. The mentioned period was during a time of consolidation, prior to the mentioned breakout higher.

Resistance is seen just ahead of the current price. The above descending trend line of the pennant pattern is tracking around $0.2460-70. Enough bullish momentum to see the breach would likely force the price running to $0.2650. This is seen as an area of resistance on the 4-hour chart view. Looking further to the north, eyes would be on the supply heading into the $0.3000 mark.

Daily Chart Technical Review

XLM/USD daily chart

Taking into consideration the 4-hour chart view, there is still room for another squeeze higher. Despite this, danger appears to still be looming for XLM/USD. Risks on the daily chart point to the downside. The view of this is that a longer-term bearish pennant pattern is containing the price. XLM/USD support on the daily chart can be seen just sub of $0.2000. A long-running supporting trend line can be seen. The price having required assistance on June 29 and several occasions from September 8 – 12. To the upside, resistance can be seen around $0.2900. XLM/USD was rejected already on a few prior occasions, by the above descending trend line. July 25-2 and then most recently September 23, all saw respective bull runs halted.

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IOTA Price Analysis: Current Behavior Raises Concerns of Another Drop in the Price

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  • Current technical indications still point to downside risks for IOTA’s MOITA price.
  • Near-term chart view sees a rising wedge pattern. The daily chart observes a bearish pennant formation.

The IOTA price remains at risk for now of a breakout to the downside. It appears more likely that downside pressure will be seen, in comparison to any upside surprises. Despite this, IOTA’s native token has made solid recovery in just over a week of trading. Since 25th September, it has gained 8%. Trending higher has been observed from a low of around $0.5200, up to current levels around $0.5600.

IOTA Developments

Most recently, Bitpanda announced they now offer deposit and withdrawal services for IOTA. Bitpanda is fintech company based in Vienna, Austria. They specialize in selling and buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Becoming Europe’s leading retail broker for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and more, boasting a user base of over 900,000 users. “We are very pleased to announce not only withdrawal and deposit functionalities for IOTA on Bitpanda, but also that Bitpanda now officially supports the latest IOTA tech — IOTA Hub,” as stated in their most recent blog post.

This move goes to show the growing presence IOTA is having across the market. The market acknowledgement of the foundation’s technology. IOTA’s MOITA is currently the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which is seen at $1.5 billion.

Elsewhere, as covered previously, the foundation is very close to revolutionizing the car insurance industry. They presented a new project in which they have been working on at bIOTAsphere. This was a proof of concept technology, known as Tangle. Full details mentioned in the previous article.

Near-term Technical Review 

IOT/USD 60-minute chart

Looking via the 60-minute chart, current price action has formed a rising wedge pattern. This price behavior makes it susceptible to a breakout to the downside. Should the bears manage to breach the lower support, sellers could pile in. To the downside, support in this view can be seen tracking around $0.5650. Further to the downside, 60-minute support should come into play around $0.5420.

Daily Chart Technical Review

IOT/USD daily chart

For over a month now, price action, as clearly seen on the daily chart view, has been firmly within consolidation mode. The range is getting tighter, building up the likelihood of an imminent breakout. Resistance is sitting just ahead around $0.5850, very close to current levels. Support eyed at $0.5430, a breakout could see the price tumbling. A potential downside target would likely be around the $0.4000 territory, testing 14th August low.

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