Yak Shave - Episode 8
This episode was recorded on October 21st 2018. We thought it best to get this to you, even though it's a little stale :)
Remember that dark, scary time in October 2018 when GitHub went down? Sean is joined by Derek once again to discuss what they've been up to. Sean not only experienced frustration with GitHub’s downtime, but Crates.io's dependency on it. There’s been a lot of heated discussions in the community about Crates.io’s policies, or lack thereof. Specifically, focus has been put on crate name squatting - the practice of uploading an empty crate to reserve the name. Sean wants to prevent or eliminate such disruptive and malicious behaviors and actions that force action to be taken and policies to be revised or created. Do not disrupt service to make a point. It wastes everybody’s time! Sean had a stressful week and knows he will not always agree with users. But, in the future, he promises to remain engaged and responsive. Fortunately, Derek had a good week - thanks to the Suggested Changes feature he released for GitHub.