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Chef Engineer Leaves the Company After Receiving Death Threats From Its Open Source Community

 A release engineer from Chef, the company providing commercial support for the open-source Chef configuration management tool, said in a blog post Wednesday that he is leaving the company after being harassed by members of the Chef community for his contributions to the open source project.

Seth Vargo wrote that because he has ‚Äúreceived numerous abusive emails and two death threats‚ÄĚ in addition to other offensive behavior regarding his open-source contributions to the Chef community that were outside of his official work for Chef, he will not only be leaving Chef but will be taking a sabbatical from software engineering.

Read more at GigaOM.

 

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