Developers in Ukraine are dying, but GitHub is neutral

While Ukraine is under missile attacks GitHub could be used by Russians to develop apps and platforms aiming to destabilize Ukrainian web resources.

Please, prevent these actions and don’t stay on the same side with invaders! All information about war can be found at: https://war.ukraine.ua/

We urge you to close GitHub for Russia and its developers! We value your support and we are in need for your actions!

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GitHub’s vision is to be the home for all developers, no matter where they reside. We take our obligations with respect to government mandates seriously, which includes complying with stringent new export controls aimed at severely restricting Russia’s access to technologies and other items needed to sustain its aggressive military capabilities.
We also take seriously our responsibility to examine government mandates thoroughly to be certain that users and customers are not impacted beyond the scope of the mandates. This includes protecting open collaboration and the free flow of information in our interconnected community to support communications, humanitarian work, and organizing for change. You can read more about our policies on GitHub Docs.
In accordance with our Community Forum Code of Conduct, we are closing this discussion.

Do you know what I see in this reply? I don’t care about it at all, we won’t do it anyway even if millions of Ukrainians will die. It’s time to switch from Github to Gitlab, at least, Ukrainian created this service and he will understand us… Last but not least, as an act of protest I ask all Ukrainian developers delete their github accounts as well. If github and microsoft don’t care then we should do the same…

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Dear GitHub. I’m from Ukraine. And I’m currently running to shelter and back, trying to work, while russian bombs are falling right onto our homes.

There is a war here, and neutral position means idleness from your side. In our eyes, you care about your service more than about human lives.

This looks so shabby. Please, block access to your resource from russian side for atleast one week! Let people in russia feel that something is wrong, because they are under ignorance because of their TV propaganda. Let them feel uncomfortable, so they could move to the streets and stop this madness.

Please.

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Providing them with an opportunity to work just like that you literally take part in this mass slaughter taking place in Ukraine right now. Can’t you see the only language russian regime understands is power, and there will be no power unless russians understand they are the only power to stop putler’s madness? And the only thing to get them out on the streets for rallies is to get them out from their computers: work, games, communication, you name it… GitHub, you are one of the platforms that CAN make a difference, don’t miss that chance.

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GitHub’s vision is to be the home for all developers, no matter where they reside. We take our obligations with respect to government mandates seriously, which includes complying with stringent new export controls aimed at severely restricting Russia’s access to technologies and other items needed to sustain its aggressive military capabilities.

We also take seriously our responsibility to examine government mandates thoroughly to be certain that users and customers are not impacted beyond the scope of the mandates. This includes protecting open collaboration and the free flow of information in our interconnected community to support communications, humanitarian work, and organizing for change. You can read more about our policies on GitHub Docs.

In accordance with our Community Forum Code of Conduct, we are closing this discussion.

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While GitHub is trying to stay neutral, kids are dying. Stop silently support the war

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