The Head of Strategy at Muse Group has now threatened someone publicly on the basis of their immigration status: https://web.archive.org/web/20210719115639if_/https://github.com/Xmader/musescore-downloader/issues/5#issuecomment-882450335
This has NO place in free software and I'm ashamed and embarrassed on their behalf.
This is the same company involved in the wildly unpopular Audacity takeover: https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/07/audacity_telemetry/
The Register has a piece covering this now: "An open-source dev critical of Beijing, a row over copyright, and an alleged threat of deportation to China" https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/20/muse_group_deportation_threat/
@ehashman countries of the world should try to recruit good dissidents damn it
@ehashman the worst part of this is combined with the statements about collecting data for law enforcement, this surely makes Audacity at least risky if not actively dangerous for activists editing something like a podcast/music that might annoy their country's government...
@ehashman the telemetry thing, there's a lot of blame on both sides.
This? This is inexcusable. What the actual fuck?
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