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Opened 3 months ago

Closed 3 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#5584 closed defect (wontfix)

slack block users from Iran

Reported by: alihendavi Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Slack & IRC Keywords:
Cc:

Description

hello
I'm from Iran and slack blocks users from our country. when I'm going to wordpress.slack.com this site don't allow to me go to the WordPress space, and then send me this email
"Hi ali,
You recently tried to sign in to Making WordPress, but it looks like your account for that workspace is deactivated. We're sorry about that!
If you think this was a mistake, please contact a Workspace Administrator to reactivate the account.
Cheers,
The team at Slack"

please solve this problem

with best regards

Change History (3)

#1 @Otto42
3 months ago

  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Unfortunately, as long as we use Slack, there is nothing we can do about that.

Nevertheless, this is an ongoing concern, but not one that can be solved here.

#2 follow-up: @alihendavi
3 months ago

last year GitHub ban Iranian users from private repositories and now as you can see in this https://bit.ly/2KXsWdG, GitHub solves Iranian users Limitations.

wordpress.slack.com's admin can request to solve this problem for Iranian users.
WordPress is free and opens source all people around the world can use it freely.

Last edited 3 months ago by alihendavi (previous) (diff)

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @dd32
3 months ago

Hi @alihendavi,

Replying to alihendavi:

wordpress.slack.com's admin can request to solve this problem for Iranian users.

Unfortunately, WordPress cannot influence Slacks commercial decisions and their legal obligations under their respective laws.

As I'm sure you're aware, the US trade embargo's affect the ability for companies to export certain content and as a result Iranian IP addresses are blocked from the service. That, combined with Iranian laws also restricts the usage of VPNs to work around those IP limitations.

As how GitHub has secured a license to maintain compliance with US law, Slack can opt to do the same, but WordPress cannot influence that decision. You can reach out to Slack to let them know about your want to use their software and encourage them to follow GitHubs lead to secure a license of their own.

WordPress is free and opens source all people around the world can use it freely.

WordPress, as an open-source project, will remain to be available to all freely. Unfortunately due to our usage of Slack, you will be limited from being able to access our real-time communication platform at this point in time. This may change at a future date depending on Slacks decisions (Which are their own and not ours), trade embargo's, or if we were to move to another open platform entirely.

Thank you for wanting to contribute to WordPress, I encourage you to continue to be involved through Trac, GitHub, and any other means accessible to you. I'm sorry our communication platform can't be included at this time.

Last edited 3 months ago by dd32 (previous) (diff)
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