Last week, GitHub posted an embarrassingly short summary of the investigation that took place regarding allegations of workplace bullying and sexism. The four-paragraph post gave no explanation into who conducted their internal investigation, how it was performed, what the findings were or what changes were put in place.
GitHub have since acknowledged their mistake in follow-up post:
Last Monday I published the least open and least transparent blog post GitHub has ever written.
We failed to admit and own up to our mistakes, and for that I’m sorry. GitHub has a reputation for being transparent and taking responsibility for our actions, but last week we did neither. There’s no excuse. We can do a lot better.
I’d like to share with you as much as I can about what happened and a bit about how GitHub is changing.
I’m glad to see GitHub quickly respond to the criticism that they received over the last week, but the fact that that the company didn’t publish this to begin with seems to suggest they didn’t really see it as important; rather worrying considering the allegations and the outcome.