Palantir has a long history of sketchy practices, but more importantly, it was recently reported that their technology is being directly used by ICE in the US to target immigrants during their raids.
I find it unconscionable for tech folks to be building the technological foundations for this deeply unethical and immoral (and fascist) practice, and I would like it if we, in our limited power as a community to actually affect the situation, officially banned any Palantir employees from participating in or receiving any sort of direct support from the Entropic community.
I propose, more concretely, that any Palantir employees that become known to us be explicitly banned from the Discourse, the Discord, as well as the GitHub organization and any other forums we might end up using for coordinating the project. I further propose we make a statement of doing so, in hopes that others decide to follow suit.
I hope y’all will find this to be something you’re willing to support. I think we can argue ad nauseam about “where to draw the line”, but this is one line, and I am personally willing to draw it without discussing any other lines we might draw until we get there. I hope you will be willing to join me in this.