Wednesday, June 25, 2008

SourceForge Blocked In China

SourceForge, the world's largest development and download repository of Open Source code and applications, appears to blocked in Mainland China on the eve of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A screen copy of the command "tracert www.sourceforge.net" shows that the problem is a router inside China Telecom.

SourceForge Blocked In China

The current blocking may be related to the recent anti-China protests of Beijing Olympic Games, which began on 8 August in Beijing. Some days before, the author of a very popular free source code editor in SourceForge named Notepad++ start to boycott Beijing 2008, he said that the action is not against Chinese people, but against Chinese government's repression in 2008 Tibetan unrest. The boycotting is surely a politic issue, but refers to human rights problems in China.

Is that the reason of this blocking? Chinese authorities regularly blocks access to websites that it finds objectionable, including those dealing with politically sensitive subjects. That's what we have been. Blocked.

38 comments:

  1. computer.org is also blocked, which is an official webiste of IEEE.

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  2. On the eve of the Olympic Games?

    I don't think so. We still have weeks to go.

    Anyway, it isn't blocked. Another "my site has been down for ten minutes. It's the Chnese government's fault" story.

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  4. Sorry about the broken pingback, a plugin was causing that.

    [...]SourceForge.net is being blocked in China due to a call on the Notepad++ project page to boycott the Beijing Olympics.[...]

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  5. it seems that sourgeforge.net and computer.org are not blocked now

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  6. I wish they'd block microsoft.com, somebody post protest messages in their pages please.

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  7. [...] largest development and download repository of Open Source code and applications, appears to be blocked in Mainland China. The current blocking may be related to the recent anti-China protests of Beijing Olympic Games, [...]

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  8. [...] SourceForge Blocked In China By William Long The current blocking may be related to the recent anti-China protests of Beijing Olympic Games, which began on 8 August in Beijing. Somedays before, a very popular free source code editor in SourceForge named Notepad++ start to boycott … Moonlight Blog - http://www.moon-blog.com [...]

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  9. nasty rumour,i am in GuangZhou city ,China.I do can vist sourgeforge.net and computer.org smoothly.Why did you guy make that rumour on China? Are you agent? or just for your blog's flow

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  10. boycott the chinese olympic game.

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  11. i was surprised when i found a web is blocked .it was only a technical web .why it was happened in china. only because the government is afraid of the imformation that it don't like.

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  12. What the hell? They're communist, how can they block an open source website?

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  13. It is complicated political situation. I dont think i can understand. but Olympic Games is very important event for China, how chinese goverment repression Tibetan at this time. and even there was an earthquake.......that's ridiculous!

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  14. DIE FUCKING CHINESE SCUM OF THE EARTH, PERISH AND BURN ALIVE ALL OF YOU, THAT'S WHAT YOU DESERVE NUKE TO ALL CITY >> THE END OF A DEGENERATED PLAGUE <<
    YOU ARE WORST THAN ANIMALS, YOUR NATION IS A FUCKING PLAGUE, THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE DEGENERATED YELLOW TRASH BABIES AND POLLUTE EACH COUNTRY WITH YOUR FUCKING KIND SINCE YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT REALIZED WHAT A FUCKING SCUM NATION THEY HAVE THEY THROWING THEIR OWN CITIZENS OUT OF YOUR CONTRY

    DIE FOR ALL YELLOW SCUM!!!

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  15. ip address 58.60.24.33 is located in US, CA, not in china. Its mean that 'blockade' is placed in us? anyway, my friends in china can connect to any site without problem, and he had no problem in the past.

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  16. In return, I will boycott Notepad++ from now on

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  17. Just know that everyone like do what he/she like to do. As you can object something, others can agree with it. No one is right.

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  18. I can confirm it's completely blocked in Shanghai. You can still reach it with a proxy server.

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  19. I'm from mainland ,i need jboss!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Its so sad to see some people bad mouth other countries and other awful things.
    Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards men

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  21. That is just a network problem. Nothing to do with the government.

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  22. Of course, you guys have the right to be stupid.

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  23. I haven't been able to access sourceofrorge in the last 10 days, WTF!

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  24. I have nothing to say about that...
    just push-up three times!!!

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  25. can't open sourceforge downloads from Guangzhou, China. This is a bad blow to us if it was only because of a single author.

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  26. Just use a proxy if you need to access Sourceforge.

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  27. Well, I can confirm that it is not working here in Hefei, and is working over in Canada right now.

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  28. The fucking author of notepad++ should not be in Tibet. If he has been in Tibet 100 years ago, he would have experienced how a slave lives and feels with several knifes on his head.

    99.9% of Tibetan have no human rights in the old ages when Dalai ruled Tibet. The only people who is against China are the offspring of slave owners in old Tibet.

    Do you think it is ok for Tibet to go back to the slave age???

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  29. Though it's not convenient, i can understand.
    Come to China, you will know how beautiful it is here.

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  30. sourceforge.net is now blocked here in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. I don't like the CCP too much in deed, but as a Chinese I believe in our government. With the CCP's leadership, China has changed a lot, how can a Chinese ignore this fact?
    Most media are ruled by politicians, not only in China, but all around the world. Some politicians are claiming human rights in China for their own benefits, and they are fooling the western people!

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  31. It's still blocked in Shanghai and has been for a couple weeks.

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  32. The website is accessible again now ^_^

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  33. I can see why Youtube is blocked, but I never see why SourceForge is blocked. Too stupid.

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  35. that's very dangerguage flag!
    look out ! be carefulmoon light

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