In the past 2 days, the open-source community has seen several reports of individuals being banned with no recourse on Github.
Impacted countries are Crimea, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Syria.
You can read this example story.
Unfortunately the 2 other main hosted alternatives, Gitlab and Bitbucket will likely also be affected: Gitlab is based in the US and while Bitbucket is owned by the Australian company Atlassian, it’s listed on NY stock market and so subject to US trade restrictions.
Beyond hosted, there are self-hosted and decentralized solutions but with significant tradeoffs. I’m aware of the following
For self-hosting we have:
- Git-SSB based on Secure ScuttleButt
- Radicle based on IPFS