re: If You Don't Know, Now You Know - GitHub Is Restricting Access For Users From Iran And A Few Other Embargoed Countries VIEW POST

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I understand that GitHub may be innocent and simply obligated to comply by the US government laws and regulations but here's the sad part, it's not the governments who suffer. It's us.

I hope that this news mobilizes developers to get involved in the discussion. This is not a situation with an easy answer, and it needs to be elevated so that we don't let it get swept away as we move past this news cycle.

Here's another discussion going on right now as well:

 

I really appreciate you getting involved in this discussion. It's a long shot and it may not even happen but the least they can do is give us access to download our private repositories.

 

I don't think discussion is enough. You can complain about things on Twitter all day, and it will amount to nothing. The relatively easy thing to do is to boycott GitHub, mirror all of your repos somewhere else, and at least temporarily move all activity to that place.

This happened already when Microsoft bought them out, and gitlab.com had issues with repo mirroring because of how many people started backing up their stuff.

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