GitHub do not ban us from open source world :iran:
Attention! We are so thankful for your support. This repository always shows that people are all together against unfortunate happening around the world. As GitHub revised some of the previous restrictions, we decided to reduce this repository's activity. Of course, it does not mean that we agree with the sanctions and the GitHub. We will post a conclusion and explain more soon, please wait for that. The campaign will be terminated Thursday 1 August 23:59 (Tehran Time GMT +4:30). After this time we won't merge any new PR. Once again thanks for your support and kindness Please wait for our final conclusion
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: