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GitLab blocked Iranians’ access.

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On 3rd Oct. 2020 GitLab blocked Iranians’ access (based on IP) without any prior notice! and five days later (8th Oct.) my friend’s account blocked and still he doesn’t have any access to his projects! even after creating a ticket and asks for a temporary access to only export his projects! GitLab refused to unblock him! (screenshot in appendix). My friend is not the only one who blocked by GitLab, with a simple search on the web you can find a growing list of blocked accounts.
So I decided to move from GtiLab and EVERY Free Software based/hosted/managed on/in USA.

When it comes to USA policies, Free Software is a Joke :)

GitLab is not the only actor in this discrimination against Persian/Iranian people, we also blocked by GitHub, Docker, NPM, Google Developer, Android, AWS, Go, Kubernetes and etc.

But I believe in Freedom and Free Software. I believe Free Software is a SOCIAL MOVEMENT and I hope …

Appendix

gitlab-403 my-tweet01 my-tweet02 gitlab-tweet-response gitlab-ticket-response google-developer-403 docker-403 golang-403 kubernetes-403 Update 01: ‘youtube-dl’ removed from GitHub
youtube-dl removed from GitHub

gitlab, floss, discrimination, inequality
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