Petition to Tim Cook, Javad zarif
Stop removing Iranian Apps from the App Store
Dear Mr. Cook,Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc. We’re sending you this petition from Iran, a country in which Apple iOS devices are actively being used by around 6 Million people. More than 11% of our smartphones are iPhones and this makes Iran one of Apple’s biggest markets in the MENA region. In a country which the average monthly wage is around $470, people are paying $850 for a brand new iPhone. Having hundreds of talented iOS developers in Iran, there have been many widely successful Iranian applications on the App Store. Unfortunately, we have always been facing serious problems using international or even domestic applications via App Store. Namely, the “Error 1009” which has been bugging every Iranian iOS owner for a very long time now. It often prevents users with an Iranian IP address from doing almost anything with their devices [It even includes updating the existing applications]. But recently these unkind actions by Apple Inc. has been taken to a whole new level. Iranian iOS application owners have been receiving a message stating that: “We are unable to include your app, [App’s name] on the App Store. Under the U.S. sanctions regulations, the App Store cannot host, distribute, or do business with apps or developers connected to certain U.S. embargoed countries. This area of law is complex and constantly changing. If the existing restrictions shift, we encourage you to resubmit your app for inclusion on the App Store. “ Many of Iran’s most famous startups have been removed from the App Store due to this new policy in place. Digikala and Snapp are examples of startups affected by the new policy. Former one is Iran’s largest e-commerce platform with millions of users and later one is a localized version of Uber with more than hundred thousands of drivers in 5 largest cities of Iran. This, will have drastic effects on the startup ecosystem and economy. On one hand, we are losing touch with our most needed application and services and on the other hand, it might cause many jobs to be lost. Today, the digital world is no longer limited to a set of computers connected to each other. It’s everywhere. We, the people of Iran, believe that the soul of technology transcends every policy set in the world. The global village vision for this world was achieved through nothing but technology and Apple has always been on the forefront of this globalization. Yet surprisingly, Apple is now bordering access to one of the most used technology platforms in the world. We are asking you Mr. Cook, to recognize our rights as Apple customers. Please stop removing Iranian applications from App Store and lift policies that are limiting our access to the products and services offered via Apple’s platforms by people of the world, for the people of the world. Sincerely yours,Iranian residents of global village Cc’d to Mr. Javad Zarif - Iran Foreign Affairs Minister. ------------------------------------ Persian Translation------------------------------------ آقای کوک عزیزمدیرعامل شرکت اپل ما این تقاضا را از ایران برای شما ارسال میکنیم. کشوری که محصولات اپل توسط 6 میلیون نفر مورد استفاده قرار میگیرند. بیش از 11% از گوشیهای هوشمند مورد استفاده در ایران آیفون هست و این موضوع ایران را به یکی از بزرگترین بازارهای اپل در منطقه خاورمیانه تبدیل کرده است. کشوری که میانگین درآمد ماهانه حدود 470 دلار است و مردم برای خرید یک گوشی نو آیفون 850 دلار میپردازند. وجود صدها برنامه نویس مستعد iOS در ایران باعث شده که اپلیکیشنهای موفق زیادی در اپاستور قرار بگیرند اما متاسفانه ما همیشه با مشکلات جدی در استفاده از اپلیکیشنهای بین المللی و حتی داخلی از طریق اپاستور روبر هستیم. ارور 1009 یکی از شناخته شده ترین این مشکلات است که مدتهاست باعث آزار کاربران ایرانی شده است که اغلب از هرگونه فعالیت کاربران ایرانی جلوگیری میکند. اما اخیراً اقدامات غیر دوستانه اپل وارد مرحله جدیدی شده است و صاحبان اپلیکیشنهای ایرانی با پیامی با شرح زیر روبرو شدهاند: "متاسفانه ما قادر به قرار دادن اپلیکیشن شما در اپاستور نیستیم. تحت قوانین تحریم ایالات متحده اپاستور نمیتواند میزبانی، توزیع و یا انجام کسب و کار با برنامهها یا توسعه دهندگان متصل به کشورهای ممنوعه داشته باشد. این حوزه قانون پیچیده و دائما در حال تغییر است. اگر محدودیت های موجود تغییر می کند، شما را تشویق می کنیم تا برنامه خود را برای ورود به اپاستور مجدد ارسال کنید." بر اساس این تفسیر جدید از قانون تعداد زیادی از استارتاپهای معروف ایران درحال حذف شدن از اپاستور هستند. دیجیکالا و اسنپ مثالهایی از این استارتاپها هستند. دیجیکالا بزرگترین فروشگاه آنلاین ایران با میلیونها کاربر و اسنپ نسخه ایرانی اوبر با بیش از صد هزار راننده در 5 شهر بزرگ کشور. این موضوع تاثیر زیادی برروی اکوسیستم و اقتصاد استارتاپها میگذارد. ازیک سو درحال از دست دادن اپلیکیشنهای مورد نیازمان هستیم و از سوی دیگر این موضوع میتواند باعث از دست رفتن تعداد زیادی شغل شود. امروز دنیای دیجیتال دیگر محدود به ارتباط تعداد محدودی کامپیوتر نیست. تکنولوژی در همه جا هست و ما مردم ایران باور داریم که روح تکنولوژی فراتر از قوانین جهان است. دهکده جهانی چشماندازی بود که بوسیله چیزی بجز تکنولوژی بوجود نیامد و اپل همیشه در خط مقدم این جهانی سازی بوده است. شگفتآور است اپل امروز مشغول مرز کشی در دسترسی به یکی از تکنولوژیهایی است که بیشترین استفاده را در دنیا دارد. آقای کوک ما از شما میخواهیم که حقوق مشتریان اپل در ایران را به رسمیت بشناسید. لطفاً به حذف شدن اپلیکیشنهای ایرانی از اپاستور خاتمه دهید و دسترسی ما به پلتفورم اپل برای استفاده از سرویسهایی که توسط مردم دنیا برای مردم دنیا ساخته شدهاند به حالت عادی باز گردانید. با احترامساکنان ایرانی دهکده جهانی رونوشت: محمد جواد ظریف – وزیر امور خارجه ایران
Petition to Hero Forge Custom Miniatures
Help make Hero Forge Custom Miniatures better
Hero Forge Custom Miniatures is a website that makes it possible to easily design custom miniatures. You can edit the proportions of the body, clothes, a base, items, mounts, and so much more. There are even dozens of poses you can do for your character. From there, you can order a 3D-printed model of them, or download for personal use. Hero Forge is the best website of its kind. It is high enough quality to be used for personal or professional projects. The models are highly adaptable, and can be used in game design, animation, and even sculptures. The only problem is that none of this can be done accurately without a lot of external editing. What do a mean by this? I mean that the models are never symmetrical. They require a lot of editing in order to be used accurately. However, this has a very simple fix. All Hero Forge has to do is create a symmetrical pose. Just so long as the character is symmetrical, so it is possible to incorporate it into personal projects or externally pose it so that it is even more customizable. If you have or are thinking about a hobby or job in computer design, game design, animation, 3D printing, or other related areas, please, sign this petition. It would make it so much easier for people like you to learn their trade, and to practice sculpting and animating. We need you. It will take a lot of signatures to get Hero Forge to add this feature. But just think how many people this will affect. Thank you.
Petition to Donald Trump
Cease all funding to ICE!
Hello my name is Keith Moore. I am a 19-year old American who is looking to make a difference in this world. I was born in this nation and was raised here my entire life. As I look around this nation I know what makes it so great, its people. It's a fact that this nation was created by immigrants. This nation is not only just a nation of immigrants but a nation of people. These same people who make up our great nation are our doctors, lawyers, teachers & etc. Regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation everyone should be allotted the freedom to pursue the American Dream. As of lately I feel as if our leaders have failed us. We have become some desensitized from reality that we have given up some of our on freedom's & right's in the name of security. ICE was founded in 2003 in a response to the horrendous acts that took place on 9/11. As stated on the official ICE government website, "ICE was granted a unique combination of civil and criminal authorities to better protect national security and strengthen public safety in response to the deadly attacks perpetrated on 9/11. Leveraging those authorities, ICE has become a powerful and sophisticated federal law enforcement agency." Recent times have showed us that this federal agency has not only failed us as Americans but has also failed the rest of the world. In recent reports done by CNN, " The federal government has placed thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the homes of sponsors, but last year it couldn't account for nearly 1,500 of them. Steven Wagner, a top official with the Department of Health and Human Services, disclosed the number to a Senate subcommittee last month while discussing the state of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that oversees the care of unaccompanied immigrant children. Wagner is the acting assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. ORR is a program of the Administration for Children and Families." This disheartening evidence is intolerable especially coming from this great nation. Ultimately what I would like to accomplish is the cease of all funding to ICE. We can't move forward as a nation until we can have an honest conversation about the Immigration dilemma that we face. I would love to sit down with not only Steven Wagner but President Trump as well and have open dialogue to help correct this injustice that faces this great nation. I'm calling upon not only the American people but the rest of the world to stand with me to help mend this injustice that confront this great nation. My goal is to obtain 1.5 Million signatures in significance of a thousand signatures for every unaccompanied child.
Petition to Tri-United Management Inc.
Treating Tenants Like People
This petition is a direct response to the treatment of the residents of "The Residences @ 159 Tinley Park" by the current office manager Patti Dalton. Her relationship and treatment of current tenants is rude, disrespectful, and unprofessional. Her attitude is not consistent with the office leasing agent or the awesome changes the property management company has implemented. We, as tenants demand a change in leadership. Her demeanor and inability to effectively form a working and cordial relationship drives people away and alienates current tenants. I've personally been a resident at this location for several years and have seen many changes in management. I've always had a respectful and friendly relationship with the office manager(s). As a small business owner, who works with seniors and the general public every day, I have a passion for making sure that people are treated with respect and dignity. When it's your home, you don't want to feel like the office manager doesn't care about the human aspect of the situation. I respect sternness and the nature of business, but the way you treat people makes all the difference in how tenants work with management in making the complex a stronger more effective community. We feel that she does not possess the temperament to effectively manage "The Residences @ 159 Tinley Park" and we appeal to the property management company, Tri-United Management, Inc. to put in place a manager who understands the importance of treating its residents as human beings.