On 3 January 2016 at 00:12, Paul Moore email@example.com wrote:
On 2 January 2016 at 13:46, M.-A. Lemburg firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I guess the PSF could refund any Github charges incurred to remedy the situation. Their smallest plan is USD 7 per month and account, so that would mean costs of USD 84 per year and committer - this certainly within range of what the PSF can provide without problem.
Alternatively, would it be worth reaching out to Github to ask if they would be willing to allow an exception? The condition seems intended to disallow spamming or camping of accounts, which clearly isn't the case here.
Note: I have no direct interest in this, as I only use my github account for personal activities, so the issue doesn't affect me.
I use my own GitHub account for both personal projects and for work, but Red Hat's open source contribution policies are probably the most liberal on the planet, so I don't have any need to separate them.
However, it's also the case that if an employer is simultaneously:
and paid activity on GitHub; and 2. Refusing to pay for dedicated GitHub work accounts for their employees
Then there's a contradiction between their expectations and their failure to provide employees with the resources needed to meet those expectations.