The following forum message was posted by at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pydev/forums/forum/293649/topic/3877548:
Thanks for everyone who has ever donated a line of code to Pydev.
I ask you(the moderator of Pydev on sourceforge) to modify the options of the
project so that anyone even from "BLOCKED COUNTRIES" like "IRAN" who I live
in, can download the Pydev.
You probably know, but a couple of months ago sourceforge banned peoples from
above countries to download from it and after the angry response from community,
they added a new flag to project settings for this feature that is by default
"FALSE" and do not let us to download.
You can check out the very good discussions about this in sourceforge blog,
but as a final note I should add something remember that I can download the
Pydev from thousand other ways, but THIS IS FREE SOFTWARE, IS'NT IT?
I'm a final user, if our f***g government guys need any application even from
very very banned ones, it's easy for them to aquire it, they have power, they
have money, they have man dirty political communications, so it is easy for
them to get everything they want, BUT NOT FOR ME, BECAUSE I'M AN END USER, A
SIMPLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER AND OPEN SOURCE FAN WHO BREATH IN IRAN.