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An internal email showing that Microsoft owned Github recently renewed a $200,000 contract with ICE. Full email here:

drive.google.com/file/d/1ljH74

@yogthos
Where is the contract part you mentioned?

FTA:
>GitHub does not have a professional services agreement with ICE, and GitHub is not consulting with ICE on any of their projects or initiatives.

@fewl @yogthos indeed, the mail sounds just as the opposite… they very clearly oppose that… (and they obviously cannot really control selling through a reseller)

@rugk @fewl I don't see why they can't control their resellers. They absolutely can stop working with resellers who work with ICE.

@yogthos
Likely will never happen. For one, that $200K isn't going to be made up by contributions from a bunch of people looking to abolish ICE. Microsoft, their parent company, is fine and dandy doing business with the .gov. Just look at how many of their jobs require a TS/SCI.
@rugk

@fewl @yogthos @rugk read the mail, their parent company is not fine

@rugk
You're right. I only read the first message for some reason. The second message explicitly states Microsoft's support.
@yogthos

@yogthos

And for people who don't read the letter, ICE policies are condemned by both Microsoft and Github teams, and donations by Microsoft/Github to NGO/nonprofits to mitigate ICE's abuses are more than double the monies received from ICE.

@seachanged a real condemnation would be to stop doing business with ICE. I don't think there's a middle ground here.

@yogthos
They surely would make more from tax exemptions and grants. I fear you are looking in the wrong place.
@seachanged

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