Sourceforge ignored users from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria saying that it has to deal with USA laws. USA has very hard relationships with those countries, that is why open source, free software, hackers and people loving freedom must suffer, and Sourceforge is not against that.

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Created by stargrave 9 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 36 weeks ago
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motters's picture


9 years 36 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago


Unfair and discriminatory

Discriminating against a developer on the grounds that they happen to have been born in a particular country is unacceptable in my opinion. It's similarly arbitrary to discrimination on the grounds of race, gender or sexual orientation.

Google Code also has the same policy, it seems.


Since I have a few projects hosted on Google Code I'll now be looking to transfer them to other hosts which do not support a discriminatory policy towards participation in FOSS.

Ubuntu87's picture


9 years 36 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago


Launchpad, perhaps?

What about Launchpad and Bitbucket?
Do they follow the same unfair policy?

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9 years 36 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago



I think that the best choice is Savannah. Where all GNU's code is hosted. But it allows also non-GNU related code existence too of course. One can say that it is under the hood of Stallman himself :-)

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