Joe 4 months ago
US sanctions now affecting open source with Gitlab now enforcing them https://ahmadhaghighi.com/blog/2020/gitlab/
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  • Stolensoul 4 months ago
    Well, let's see the good side of it, it means more reasons to stop using US-based softwares.
    The US government is not part of the "enemies of the Internet" for nothing.
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  • Lnxw37 4 months ago
    Yes, you can self-host a GitLab instance.
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  • Mrveemort 4 months ago
    Don't gitlab have third party instances ?
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  • Joe 4 months ago
    Thanks @lnxw37
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  • Lnxw37 4 months ago
    The list I meant is https://www.tradecompliance.pitt.edu/embargoed-and-sanctioned-countries (consolidates multiple government lists in one place).

    Though obviously, they were doing business with people in these countries before, so they really should have contacted the customers / users and given them some time.
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  • Joe 4 months ago
    @lnxw37 I agree, could have given them a few days notice to pull everything down. Although Git is decentralized it's not the first thing everyone does is to fetch and pull literally everything.

    Would be interested in seeing the list also. I'm surprised Go is on the list. That is used by a lot of open source projects these days.
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  • Johnnynull 4 months ago
    I'm surprised. gitlab began by taking the supposed high road over github. I don't see the impetus to do this, beyond absconding with current cash they hold in-hand. Who's going to trust them now to hold their code, even amongst usasians?

    I would like to see this supposed list of services.
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  • Lnxw37 4 months ago
    Yes, their software will not be quite as easily found, but if they have their own site, they can link the new location of their repositories from there. That would help a little.
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  • Lnxw37 4 months ago
    I'm not surprised, even though I'm disappointed. There's a government issued list of countries that many companies and services won't allow.

    I do wish that they would let people download / backup their repos, even if they publicly denied they were doing so.
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  • Johnnynull 4 months ago
    WT absolute F?
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  • Joe 4 months ago
    Yea, a lot of unnecessary work though and means less of there software will be visible to others
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  • Sigg3 4 months ago
    Probably going back to self-hosted and federated repos :/
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