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Taking the brunt of the hypocrisy criticism is Drupal trademark owner Dries Buytaert.Buytaert's main gig now is chief technology officer for Acquia, a company he co-founded in 2007.Sure, the scandal has revealed that Drupal developer and spokesman Larry Garfield has a penchant for BDSM broadly and also for a specific sub-genre of the kink centered on the fictional land of Gor, in which a subset of women serve as men's sex slaves.
(The request might not seem like a big deal to those outside the tech world, but "open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people's careers and professional lives," explains John Evans at Tech Crunch, "so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.")At this point, Garfield went on the offensive, telling his side of the story in a blog post that professed "no choice but to clarify some private details" of his life that were the subject of "a whisper campaign going around the Drupal world," one which was hurting him greatly professionally.
Garfield explained his involvement in "hierarchical relationship" communities based on dominance/submission practiced with "informed, active consent," admitting that he is "involved in two such communities, specifically the BDSM community and the Gorean (Gor) community." From Garfield's post: The former is by far the larger of the two and more varied, although I spend more of my time and activity in the Gorean community.
Garfield says he does not know, and has publicly asked Buytaert and the Drupal Association to enlighten him; they have stayed mum, not even revealing the basic nature of the alleged info.
As John Evans writes at ) about Garfield's problematic behavior, if any, without revealing sensitive information.
Garfield himself says he believes women are every bit as intelligent as men and that his desire for female submission extends only to his own personal romantic/sexual partnerships.
"The [dominant/submissive, or] D/s and Gorean community in general places a heavy emphasis on explicit, active, informed consent and constant communication," he notes, adding that he personally has "never, ever advocated for treating women, as a class, with anything other than dignity and respect."But even if Garfield hold sincerely sexist views in private, it hardly seems grounds for community expulsion in the absence of publcly articulated views or actions.I know many people who are happily coupled in such relationships After Garfield's post was up, Dries Buytaert responded with a post of his own, explaining that he was trying to break off the relationship because "Garfield holds views that are in opposition to the values of the Drupal project." Buytaert stressed that "the Drupal community is committed" to not discriminating against anyone based on "their heritage or culture, their sexual orientation, their gender identity, and more" and works hard "to foster a culture of open-mindedness toward difference." But Garfield "actively promotes a philosophy that is contrary" to these values and the basic belief that "all people are created equally," Buytaert wrote.In a sentence now deleted, he stated that "when a highly-visible community member's private views become public, controversial, and disruptive for the project, I must consider the impact," and ultimately was not able to "get past the fundamental misalignment of values." Buytaert's explanation was updated several times in the face of public response, with him later apologizing for "causing grief and uncertainty…to those in the BDSM and kink communities" and stating that the situation was "never about sexual practices or kinks." It wasn't "Larry's alternative lifestyle" that was the problem, Buytaert suggested, but "confidential information" that he cannot share, as well the the underlying "beliefs conveyed in Larry's blog post."What beliefs would those be?And it's hard to imagine a woman receiving the same treatment and derision if it came out that she once worked as a dominatrix or wrote fanfic.Meanwhile, Garfield was disinvited from the upcoming Drupal Con Baltimore, had his status as a conference track coordinator revoked, and (in a February phone call that both agree on at least the basics of) was asked by Buytaert to stop contributing to the Drupal community.But a Drupal Community Working Group investigation into Garfield found that he had violated anything in the Drupal community's Code of Conduct, which probably should have been the end of things.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating