Dear oDesk managers,
I’m an Iranian software developer living and working in Tehran/Iran. Recently I opened an account in oDesk and started to bid on oDesk projects as a contractor. But unfortunately oDesk has suspended my account just because I’m an Iranian.
I can’t realize why I can’t work in oDesk like many other people all around the world including Pakistan, Latin America, Egypt, Ukraine, India, etc? What is difference between them and us? I know about Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), but we, the people of Iran not the government, do not deserve it. In Iran, a very few software developers work directly for government or government organizations. While American and Iranian politicians hate each other, why we, the people of Iran must be sacrificed? Why we must pay for it?
Please watch software developers of Iran more carefully, we don’t program for nuclear weapons, mass destruction weapons or anything else dangerous for people of world. Main stream of software development in Iran is LOB applications deployed in boring offices manipulating personal data, banking data, accounting data and any none military data. Why you are think these poor and peaceful software developers are dangerous to other people?
I beg you think twice…
A peaceful Iranian software developer,