GitHub CEO says company ‘synchronized’ with Microsoft on working with ICE

The comments come from a leaked transcript of an all-hands meeting conducted by GitHub this week.

What you need to know

  • GitHub CEO Nat Friedman held an all-hands meeting with employees this week to address concerns over the company’s recently renewed contract with ICE.
  • Friedman told employees its position on continuing to work with ICE is meant to stay in sync with Microsoft’s policies.
  • Renewal of the $200,000 contract has caused backlash from employees over concerns about the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman told employees this week that the company’s decision to continue to work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was made in an effort to align with Microsoft’s policies. Friedman’s comments were made at an all-hands meeting with GitHub employees, a transcript of which was obtained by Motherboard.

The meeting comes after GitHub faced backlash with a recent decision to renew a $200,000 contract with ICE earlier this week.

In response to a question about whether GitHub has the “autonomy to make this decision independent of Microsoft,” Friedman responded:

Via:: Windows Central

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