It's good to see reinstating youtube-dl, but it is mildly infuriating how they try to spin it like they did nothing wrong in the first place:

" When we see it is possible to modify a project to remove allegedly infringing content, we give the owners a chance to fix problems before we take content down.

That’s what happened in this case. ...we were able to reinstate a fork of youtube-dl

A fork isn't the original. You took down the original right away.

github.blog/2020-11-16-standin

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Considering how they have a section about improving their processes going forward, they all but admit that they screwed up here.

An open admission would've been much more kindly received.

Additionally, it's worth nothing that the entire reason why they were able to reinstate the repo was because of the writing to them.

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