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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Jim Franklin
A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley.
Franklin said Richards put the company's business in danger, divided the developer community and could no longer be effective at the company.
"Her decision to tweet the comments and photographs of the people who made the comments crossed the line," Franklin wrote in a blog post on the site. "Publicly shaming the offenders _ and bystanders _ was not the appropriate way to handle the situation."