A series of social media posts from an anonymous Australian developer suggest a series of events have taken place in the past week which led to the arrest of developers who have been working on React.
“There are multiple reports that a group of people have been targeting developers and harassing them for weeks,” one developer said in one tweet, in reference to the developer who posted the tweet.
“At this stage there is no indication of any wrongdoing by any parties.”
React has been the subject of a number of public controversies in recent years, with many arguing the project is too similar to popular web apps like WordPress.
In July, React developer Ben Hutchings published a video on the popular social network explaining that he had been the target of harassment on social media.
React is one of several open source projects that have received widespread criticism over their use of GitHub, a site that allows developers to create repositories for software they’ve created.
React’s project manager at the time, Paul DeMartini, resigned following the incident.
React was criticised for the way that it handled the incident, with the developers who made the videos claiming that they had been harassed by the group.
The developer who had made the video has since stepped down from the React project, but there have been ongoing calls for an independent investigation into the incident and for React to step in to help the community.