Nobody wants spam. But even Michaels-Ober, the developer who was at first uncertain about Imageoptimiser’s pull request doesn’t think that an all-out prohibition on GitBots is the way to go if it’s possible to create truly useful GitBots.
“I don’t think this specific behavior should be prohibited,” he says. “And I would hope that GitHub could find a way to change their term of service. It seems like we would be throwing out the baby with the bathwater to say that all bots are bad.”
If you can manage disruptive humans, surely bots aren’t beyond selective treatment.