Perhaps you know, GitLab discusses not to hire software developers living in China and Russia.
They opened an issue to discuss this topic.
In e-group on Monday October 15, 2019 we took the decision to enable a "job family country-of-residence block" for team members who have access to customer data. This is at the expressed concern of several enterprise customers, and also what is becoming a common practice in our industry in the current geopolitical climate.
I really hate racism. Nobody can choose their nationality. In this community, there are many Chinese and Russian developers.
They always evolving the software world like us. They currently don't have any Chinese or Russian developers. But as a Turkish developer, I'm really afraid of these kinds of sanctions.
I didn't choose my government and their ideas, I didn't want to born here.
These have happened and nobody asked me.
I just thought, someone, is judging me today. I'm being judged because of the things that I didn't choose.
This isn't good. This isn't us. Even the discussion of such things is terrible.