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UPDATE: The warning message is dismissable now.
GitHub used to be an open and free platform for everyone, but it has decided to restrict Iranian accounts from contributing and being part of the open-source ecosystem. Although we understand GitHub might make this decision under the pressure of US government, we were expecting a more respectful action from GitHub.
GitHub restricted our access to private repositories suddenly, but at the very least we wanted GitHub to warn us before limiting our access.
GitHub decided to take one step further and ban every user that used Iran’s IP address somewhere their history no matter where she/he is living, while they could just restrict access by IP address like other US-based companies. This action is kind of ban by nationality.
Eventually, we are hoping that GitHub’s team will:
Some examples of open-source projects created by Iranian developers:
You can find the full list here.
You can spread the message everywhere you can, and keep the Free Software “as in Free speech”. You can:
GitHub banned all Iranian users. on Reddit