[zeromq-dev] decentralize git with pub/sub

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 21:58:19 CEST 2019

On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 8:48 PM Esa HekmatiZadeh <esa.hekmat at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I just moved myself to Iran for Github software development:


> 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.

It seems Gitlab.com is also based in the US.

> https://savannah.nongnu.org/ is another option hosted by FSF foundation.

Hosted in Fremont, CA, United States.

As long as the US has jurisdiction, you are lost.

I was looking for friendly countries that do not have trade sanctions
with Iran, it seems the US with all its allies (probably in the sense
of NATO) have trade sanctions with Iran.

Nat Friedman, CEO of Github, seems to say that moving to another
country does not matter, as if a foreign company does business with US
businesses but also Iranian businesses, it is a target of those US

What we have to do is to implement cyberspace, where law makers don't
have a say. That might be utopic, but the bricks are getting there.
ZeroMQ might be one of those bricks.

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