“This is strictly a business decision”
Tim O'Reilly


Considering your company recently laid off its entire Community Team with same day notice while many were at conferences performing their job when they got the notice I’m not sure your the best candidate to champion corporations doing better by their work force.

Maybe look at improving how you treat your own workers first? Surely you could have given them a few days, weeks or gosh even a month notice that their jobs would be disappearing.

O’Reilly lost a lot of respect in the open source community for that and should address is publicly with an apology to those employees.

But titling your Medium post with the exact phrase (This is strictly a business decision) is kind of a slap in the face to those employees who in O’Reilly’s judgement did not even deserve some advance notice of layoff.