Drupal dating site
It's a small community, and sadly much of what is found online about it is utter crap, just as most in the BDSM community find the '50 Shades' representation of BDSM to be harmfully misleading.
The Gorean subculture is inspired by a science-fiction book series written [by John Norman] from the 1960s onward to today, and predicated on a strong sense of personal honor, integrity, and community.
[…] Yes, I have been involved in several consensual Master/slave relationships with women.
(The request might not seem like a big deal to those outside the tech world, but "open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people's careers and professional lives," explains John Evans at Tech Crunch, "so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.")At this point, Garfield went on the offensive, telling his side of the story in a blog post that professed "no choice but to clarify some private details" of his life that were the subject of "a whisper campaign going around the Drupal world," one which was hurting him greatly professionally.
Garfield explained his involvement in "hierarchical relationship" communities based on dominance/submission practiced with "informed, active consent," admitting that he is "involved in two such communities, specifically the BDSM community and the Gorean (Gor) community." From Garfield's post: The former is by far the larger of the two and more varied, although I spend more of my time and activity in the Gorean community.
According to Executive Director Megan Sanicki, the association began looking into Garfield last October at the behest of another member of the Drupal community.
That person had discovered Garfield's profiles on membership kink and dating websites and shared some screenshots with Drupal leadership.