The story of Basecamp’s disastrous policies


Jason Fried, founder and CEO of Basecamp arrived on April 26 posted on his blog about some of the policy changes that would take place at the company that makes team collaboration software. One policy stood out to many on the internet: the company would no longer allow its employees to conduct internal discussions about society or politics.

What followed was a tidal wave of public outrage, employees speaking out against the policy (and talking about what led to it), several revisions to the blog post, and finally, nearly a third of the company’s employees decided to accept buyouts and to leave. . There’s been an apology from Fried since then, but it remains to be seen if more will come – there are still allegations from employees that haven’t really been addressed.

Whether you’re looking for a story about the saga, or want to keep an eye out for future updates, we collect the story in one place here.