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GitLab mulls ban on hiring Chinese and Russian support staff because 'security'

eldakka Silver badge

Re: I'm a bit confused...

I agree.

You are confused.

About what outsourcing is.

Outsourcing is hiring another business to do work for, on behalf of, or to, your own business.


  • hiring a cleaning company to do your office cleaning.
  • Renting resources on someone else's computers (i.e. external cloud providers).
  • Hiring another company to do your call centre work.
  • Contracting a security guard company to provide the physical security at your facilities.

Having remote-work/work-from-home employees in other countries is not outsourcing, as they are still your employees, directly answerable to your business.

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