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Discussion on: What Do You Think About Sanctions Affecting the Software Industry?

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Daniel Feuster

I don't see how that is racism? That seems a bit harsh. Creating a policy to protect the personal data of your clients from potential "bad actors" that live in countries that have very different digital ethics is a good idea.

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Itachi Uchiha Author

Hmmm. Do you mean every Chinese and Russian developer is a potential spy?

I know you don't say that.

But they're saying that.

I really don't like and I don't support my government. But European people always judging me when I go there. Why? Because I'm a potential supporter of the current Turkish government.

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Daniel Feuster

The digital ethics of their respective countries makes it difficult if not impossible to prosecute those developers in the event there is an issue with customer data loss etc.

Imagine it's your company. You're charged with the protection of your customer's data. Info like: who they are, how they pay for things, where they live, the things people care about. Now imagine you have a developer you can't prosecute for stealing that data because they live in a state that doesn't share your digital protection values.

Now you're on the hook for the potential or real damages created by the guy you hired. It's easier to just say "No we aren't going to expose ourselves to that potential liability".

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Itachi Uchiha Author

You're right about that. This isn't the thing I try to say. National discrimination. This is the thing I try to say.

I don't know. Tomorrow, maybe GitHub or GitLab will block me. Why? I'm a potential.

Thinking about that, not good. Thinking about spying must be a thing for intelligence services, not technology companies.

You're right but Chinese and Russian developers are right too.

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Daniel Feuster

i understand what you mean, thanks for clarifying. This is a complex issue.