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Blood money is fine with us, says GitLab: Vetting non-evil customers is 'time consuming, potentially distracting'

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Why bring Nazis into it?

The article states:

"If you can see how people might respond to IBM, infamous for providing technology that helped the Nazis in World War II, saying, "Who has time to look into the source of this hard German currency?" you can imagine how GitLab's policy amendment has been received."

It really is a bit over the top to make that sort of comparison, surely? In any case, the article linked to:

https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/1388.wss

makes the point that it was IBM's German subsidiary which was doing business in Germany back in pre WWII Germany, and once the Nazis took over and started the war, just like the rest of the German economy, it didn't have any option but to go along with things. IBM in the USA doesn't seem to have had much to do with that.

I do hope El Reg's moderators prove thick-skinned enough to allow this fairly anodyne comment to appear.

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