RFC 0098 (Nix)

https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/98

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.

Footnotes
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Irene Knapp from X:

We’re an asexual autistic trans-femme plural system. Ad privacy, Internet Safety Labs, ex-Google, they/them.

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  • Why Did NixOS Mods Ban Srid?

    Despite the newly announced Code of Conduct setting a standard of “being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences”, the moderators ignored the violators Teo Camarasu “TeofilC” and Christina Sørensen “cafkafk” and thereon went after the person they attacked because of ideological misalignment. The NixOS moderation team, which appears to have been strategically set up originally by Graham Christensen, has been self-selecting the team to maintain over the years an ideologically-uniform and radicalized echo-chamber that, for some reason, is also decidedly not geographically diverse.* It remains to be seen as to when and how this woke stronghold gets broken. It is only a matter of time (even if it takes years) that it disintegrates because, as DHH wrote, “the tide indeed is turning,” resulting in what Sriram Krishnan calleda vibe shift”.

    Much of this – viz.: “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.”has been publicly admitted as part of codifying these implicit processes in the never-accepted and much-criticized RFC 98.