This much-criticized RFC was opened by an “asexual autistic trans-femme plural system” 1 named Irene Knapp to codify an already-existing process in NixOS moderation, to wit:
- “To form the initial team, the founding members will be appointed by Graham at his sole discretion.” and
- “The team’s focus should be on developing leadership from within, not on bringing in experienced people from outside. This is important to maintaining ideological continuity.”
It should be noted that the person pushing for this RFC is an ex-Google employee 1 who, per a Business Insider story from 2019, made “activism their “full-time job,” in part, by advising and helping support organizing efforts throughout the tech industry.”. The same story provides a little more background on their motives:
At Google, Knapp co-authored a safe-workplace petition that gathered over 2,500 hundred signatures, leading to new rules within the company against the employee harassment and guidelines as to what information could be shared on internal forums. Knapp also spoke out at a number of annual shareholder meetings, including one in 2018 when they called for Google executive’s performance to be tied to the company’s overall diversity metrics.
We’re an asexual autistic trans-femme plural system. Ad privacy, Internet Safety Labs, ex-Google, they/them.