I've been thinking about the wider "your company is not your family" topic and it could make a good talk eventually. Does anyone know success or failure stories of "ethical" companies? I'm fairly familiar with Mozilla and Google already. RT is appreciated.
@61 Do you know of any internal accounts on how well this works as opposed to the way the company presents itself in the public?
Or read the handbook: https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/
A search for GitLab acquisitions should also provide a few leads.
@winniehell Indeed, there are two team members living in Cologne. Worth a thought, though not right now.
@WPalant yeah, no pressure. 😃
Let me know anytime if I can help you connect with them. Both of them are very nice people.
@winniehell That's a very generous offer, thank you! I'll check the public info first and come back to it.
@WPalant Specifically regarding the Tweet you referenced, see also this section in our values: https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#family-and-friends-first-work-second
(added by our CEO here: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com/merge_requests/15643)
I have to say, I'm a big fan of the way #GitLab freely shares all this stuff, I have found lots of inspiration and ideas there which I have applied in my own company (in a *completely* unrelated field). From using markdown and Git for nearly every company document to financial and HR strategy.
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