author Alan King, Monday June 8, 2020

Over the past week and a half, we here at AppArmor have reflected on the upheaval in the US and prepared a statement as a company. Given the gravity of this moment, we wanted to ensure we captured our feelings on the issue. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to our Co-Founder, David Sinkinson here.

Hello AppArmor customers,

In light of the recent events regarding the tragic murder of George Floyd, we here at AppArmor would like to take a moment to extend our support and assert our stance on the matter. At this point in time, more than ever, it is vital to use our voices to speak out against injustice.

Over the past few days, we have witnessed a massive global outcry protesting the repetitive racism against the Black community, and the insufferable prevalence of police brutality. We have seen many lives lost in a horrific manner, most recently in the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. AppArmor expresses deep remorse at the senseless loss of life we have witnessed, and keep witnessing time and time again. We, not only as an organization, but as individual human beings, have a responsibility to denounce such evils and use our voices to push for change. There are many voices still not being heard and thus we must come together to better educate, empathize and action this change within all of our communities.

To be silent is to be complicit.

To use our platform and voice, we encourage and urge our team, our community, to take action - share knowledge and resources, ask questions and speak out. Inclusion, equality and empathy have always been at the heart of what we do at AppArmor and so we feel we must do what we can to address social injustice.

As an organization dedicated to the safety and emergency response efforts of our clients, we here at AppArmor stand with the victims, the Black Lives Matter movement, and all other allies who fight for those voices that remain unheard. We plan to make a donation to community groups that we believe are most in need in this time of change.

We take up the call to deepen our understanding of these issues, to reflect on what we're doing, what we're not doing, and how we can contribute to a better, more just and inclusive world.


The AppArmor Team