The list is at the moment short.
Why it is like that, with a despot attempting to overtake a country by force, and now putting his nuclear arsenal on high alert, is a mystery to me.
Ukraine may be fighting a fierce battle to keep their sovereignty, but they are actually also fighting for the rest of the free world, although that not being their 1.st priority at the moment!
In reality they are laying down their lives for people like us… Delphi developers… and all other sorts of developers.
Usually people are afraid of coming out, stating their true mind about something. Specially companies are scared about what it does to their bottom line. Some companies contains a mix of nationalities, and as such I can understand the mental conflicts that happens within a company, which often results in it keeping quiet.
In Denmark we have a saying “Den der lever stille, lever godt”. Or “The one that lives in quiet has a happy life”. In other words the one that duck whenever something lashes out, and avoids being hit, gains from picking up the leftovers.
I am happy to find out that my country Denmark is not staying quiet, and I see most parts of the world are also not keeping quiet.
So I wonder, why are 3rdparty developers so scared of publicly provide their support for Ukraine against the aggressor? It even goes to the level of posts regarding regional price changes being considered being banned.
Of some reason, censoring is more important for westerners, than avoiding the slaughter of an European people (regardless of sides) or the world order as is.
Please understand that I am fully aware about that most, if not an absolute majority, of Russian citizens, do not want this war to happen, but it is, and some of them will suffer due to loss of a child or brother or sister killed in a battle in a region they have no negative relation to.
But being to scared to take a stance is the same as condoning the crisis to happen.
I hope and wish for this stupidity to end, so we can enjoy the fruitful cooperation between our Russian, Chinese and Ukrainian friends developing cool stuff using Delphi!
Be on the right side of history on this!
In addition to Components4Developers (us), I am happy to list the following 3rdparty developers have chosen to stay on the right side of history:
www.mitec.cz – Banned sales to Russia and Belarus
If you know of other 3rdparty developers who have taken a stance, feel free to let me know and I will update this list.