A few weeks ago I posted here that the #decentralized blogging platform @PlumeDev had some of its right-to-left (RTL) rendering issues fixed by @ahangarha. I myself had also fixed many little CSS issues related to #RTL for @Mastodon in the past.
Well, expect such kinds of things to happen less often in the future, since #GitHub has mass-blocked many accounts of Iranians* at various levels; This applies not only to Iranian residents, but also sometimes to Iranians living abroad.
I believe the solution is to have federated git services (letting fork repo, open issue and send PR/MR independent of where your account is made. Some are working on #forgrfed project for the same goal @forgefed
If anything, #GitLab is a better option that way, since you can at least export your data and move it to your own server or to a different instance
Lets just go distributed right away, not only decentralized!
Also, please don't forget that you can git-send-email patches even if a project is hosted on #github ! I would even say _do so_ so that people get aware that there is a community outside of github! Even if they cannot apply the patches because they lack the skills (every maintainer of a bigger project should be able to git-am IMO), it makes them aware!
Agreed, the application of these software export regulations is ridiculous. (Well, the past 70 years of US policy on Iran is criminal.)
PayPal suspended BPAL for a fragrance name containing "Persian". They were reinstated.
I had a payment declined for a letterpress edition of a poem by Abu Amir al-Fadl (who has been dead for centuries!) because of the poet's name.
@UnclearFuture oh wait...here it is!
And @forgefed just announced they're looking into it 📁
@masoud @ahangarha @Mastodon Time to move to https://savannah.nongnu.org/ or to an A grade listed in https://www.gnu.org/software/repo-criteria-evaluation.html .
Generalistic Mastodon instance for open-minded people. Instance Mastodon généraliste pour personnes ouvertes d'esprit.