Since the opening of the 996.ICU open source project, this project has immediately resonated within the programmer.
In just a few days, the number of Stars climbed to 150,000. Various kinds of 996-related and open-source agreement advocates have sprung up. However, in this project, domestic IT vendors quickly launched a counterattack.
The 996.ICU project is an anonymous person's project on Github. The name of the project is a popular work system in the IT industry in recent years: 996 means to go to work at 9:00 on weekdays, get off work at 9:00, break at noon and evening. 1 hour (or less), a total of more than 10 hours, and a working system that works 6 days a week.
The name is very vividly described as long as you enter the ICU every day in the morning and evening of 996, which is a very real reflection of the reality that many employees are overworked in the workplace under the modern overtime system.
The Labor Law of the People's Republic of China has repeatedly stressed that the extension of working hours under conditions that guarantee the health of workers is not more than three hours per day, but not more than thirty-six hours per month.
Many domestic IT companies are forced to work overtime in order to achieve performance, labor compensation and performance-based wages.
Moreover, since the implementation of this work system by enterprises in 2010, especially in the recent downward trend of the economy, there are more enterprises that require employees to provide free overtime as a corporate culture, which is a serious violation of the labor law. In the middle of several laws, some companies are not even ashamed to be proud of it.
On April 2nd, "China Youth Daily" titled: The young man trapped by "996" is like a machine that sets the alarm clock, and published a paper to support the 996.ICU project.
However, after the project has 150,000 Stars, some people have made a pullrequest in the project a few days ago. The request clearly pointed out that several major IT vendors in China have blocked or marked the github project page of 996.ICU in their published browsers or security guards as illegal content.
There are netizens testing,Many domestic browsers in China cannot access the 996.ICU page normally. Browsers such as Edge, Firefox, and Chrome are currently not affected.