I am pleased to report that after a lot of people yelled at them over the course of this past week, GitHub tried again to present the findings of their internal investigation (context), and did a much better job of it. I particularly appreciate their willingness to look at themselves with a critical, rather than a defensive, eye. I am not unfamiliar with how it feels to have the massively distributed ire of the Internet focused on you and your organization, and I salute GitHub’s leadership for resisting the urge to tack on a parting “and that’s why you were wrong to be so mean to us” or some such. This doesn’t mean that everything’s OK. I’m still sad about this sequence of events, both about the original incident and then the first blog post (to say nothing of Preston-Werner’s personal blog post, yikes), and I suspect it will take more time and more scrutiny before I feel comfortable being the GitHub fanboy I used to be, if ever again. …