From an IRC conversation today:
<[redacted]> github just deployed a feature that allows me to edit [redacted2]‘s comments in our pull requests without him getting any notification that I changed what he said
<[redacted]> lot’s of R+s coming my way now
<SoberBuildEng> [redacted]: that seems… huh?
<[readcted]> SoberBuildEng: I _think_ it is because I am an organization admin … but you think there would be some kind of trail
<[redacted]> such as ‘so and so admin deleted your comment’
<redacted> just kind of surprises me that when your business is version control, your process tools allow arbitrary erasure and modification of history
<SoberBuildEng> git allows arbitrary erasure and modification of history
<SoberBuildEng> so it doesn’t surprise me that github doesn’t see that as a problem.
<[redacted]> ok. fair point
<[redacted3> just think how much cooler Office Space would have turn out if they were running git and could control commit history?
<SoberBuildEng> just think how much cooler the banking crisis would’ve been if they were running git, and could control commit history?
How’s that saying go?
“History is penned by the victors?”