Forboding Angel wrote: ↑11 Aug 2019, 22:59
Did I stutter?
GitHub is required to comply with the U.S. export law
zwzsg wrote: ↑
09 Aug 2019, 18:05
They are banning people with IP coming from countries the US government dislike.
Is demonstrably false and complete bullshit.
Did you even read the article? He's correct, they're blocking people from a number of countries, and one of the guys that got blocked said he had been using only the free services.
The "U.S. export law" isn't some holy text. It and the "sanctioned parties" are rules made by U.S. politicians who have been voted in by the U.S. citizens for decades. If U.S. citizens don't want their products and services boycotted internationally they should elect people who lift the sanctions or change their export laws...
wikipedia says GitLab has its headquarters in "San Francisco, United States", and has apparently been forced to do the same:
That said....It's unlikely that we'll be affected by this.
GitLab moved from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform in August 11, 2018, which made the service inaccessible to users in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria, due to sanctions imposed by Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States.