Recently, Github has restricted people from Iran, Syria, and other regions from accessing their private repositories and the static website host Github Pages.

Free and ethical technology use denounces such crony nepotism oppressing individuals from practicing technological liberties and hacker culture. Please consider using as your new host for your projects. Sourcehut is 100% libre, composable, Javascript-free, and does not track you at all!

@feld @gnupropaganda It's important to note "sourcehut" is a software project that you can host anywhere yourself. is an instance of sourcehut, hosted by the creator, which, according to it's financial report, has two datacenter locations: Philadelphia and San Francisco.

@rune @gnupropaganda oh so this is literally an advertisement for sourcehut by people who just learned what state sanctions and trade embargoes are.

@feld @gnupropaganda I guess I didn't think about it when first reading the post. obviously isn't beyond those same sanctions due to it's location...

it's kinda comparing a piece of software to a service provider, which doesn't make sense unless they mean for self hosting.

@rune @gnupropaganda yeah it's a bizarre post. We previously removed developer accounts in the FreeBSD project because they were from Iran. Thankfully with legal council's guidance we've brought them back to the project, but even open source isn't immune to these things.
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