[zeromq-dev] decentralize git with pub/sub

Esa HekmatiZadeh esa.hekmat at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 20:48:29 CEST 2019

Hi Benjamin
Thank you to mention this issue here, actually yesterday GitHub suspended
my account because I live in Iran. There are a long list of platforms and
even free software websites that are forbidden for countries you have
mentioned and I think this is completely against freedom.
Gitlab does not ban users from these countries yet,  also GItlab is GPL
licensed and we can host it ourself in a subdomain, for example,
gitlab.zeromq.org but this approach requires extra maintenance and a server
to run Gitlab.
https://savannah.nongnu.org/ is another option hosted by FSF foundation.

On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 1:12 PM Benjamin Henrion <zoobab at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> There is now a growing discussion about decentralizing git (and Github
> following Trump trade sanctions against devs and businesses in Iran,
> Cuba, Syria, Sudan, North Korea, Crimea and al).
> The original way to do Git development was through mailing-lists,
> where PRs could be sent and discussed. It basically follows the pubsub
> tolopogy. I am wondering how zeromq could be used in such context.
> If you have ideas, feel free to post them here.
> There has been discussions in the past to switch Zeromq to Gitlab.com,
> which unfortnately seems to be also bound by US law.
> Best,
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