Recently, Github has restricted people from Iran, Syria, and other regions from accessing their private repositories and the static website host Github Pages.
Is it related to the fact that GitHub is owned by Microsoft, an USA based company that must comply with their country laws, be they stupid as fuck ?
This is not recent in my knowledge unfortunately. Good to know that there are alternatives
@gnupropaganda I have to say I don't think anyone's entitled to use of GitHub's (virtual) servers. If GitHub won't/can't provide them they can host with someone else.
Though I'd definitely encourage people to not flock to GitHub like they have been, and try out some alternatives. The problem with GitHub is (mostly) that we're all using it.
These restrictions have existed for more than ten years, by the way. Sourceforge did the same in 2009.
It's great you're adding to the diverse range of code hosting options.
Seems like this is an issue of Github being affected by USA trade laws though, which could likely affect Sourcehut similarly?
Sourcehut is hosted in Philly & SanFran so I'm assuming it's a US-based service, but the signup pages etc don't give details.
Is there a reason sr.ht could not have the same trade limitations applied?
@gnupropaganda oh, looks like the same applies, https://fosstodon.org/@brown121407/102507400012462875
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