Lately, I was checking my profile and I suddenly saw a message from Github with below content:
Due to U.S. trade control law restrictions, your GitHub account has been restricted. For individual accounts, you may have limited access to free GitHub public repository services for personal communications only
Which clearly shows that Github blocked - restricted Iranian Developers Accounts due to U.S sanctions against Iran, Syria and Crimea. This is really embarrassing for Github since they used to work on codes and not politics. However, they already responded to some tweets:
To comply with US sanctions, we unfortunately had to implement new restrictions on private repos and paid accounts in Iran, Syria, and Crimea.— Nat Friedman (@natfriedman) July 28, 2019
Public repos remain available to developers everywhere – open source repos are NOT affected.
It seems like they had to do that since they were under pressure:
We're not doing this because we want to; we're doing it because we have to. GitHub will continue to advocate vigorously with governments around the world for policies that protect software developers and the global open source community.— Nat Friedman (@natfriedman) July 28, 2019
Anyways, this is really interesting because Developers are only working as developers and they’re not participating nor using politics in their lives.
Let’s talk about this situation in comments section by the way.