I’ve long thought about whether to bring this topic here or just let it go. But most atrocities in the world had happened, are happening and will always happen when people are afraid (or just aren’t bothered) to speak up. Yes, indeed, this is about Ukraine.
I have quite a few friends and colleagues who either come from there, or live there. Most of Setapp team (if not all) is located in Kyiv. And all these people or their loved ones are experiencing something that should not be happening in civilized world in the 21st century.
As I kept thinking about this and about how close this conflict is to my own home, my own country, which had experienced its own fair share of aggression from Russia in the late 1960s, I kept reaching the same conclusion that there’s only little that I can do about this – but exactly, there’s little I can do about this. And the little and nothing is what makes all the difference.
I am sure that the following will not cause Putin to withdraw (I mean let’s be honest, he won’t back down just because his /surely favorite/ apps suddenly show a Ukrainian flag), but it’s a gesture to show that people in the world are not indiferent to what’s happening. This is not about politics, this is simply about human suffering that’s completely unnecessary.
Starting next week, Downie and Permute will display Ukrainian flag over their icons when run under Russian locale. This change is not permanent, it’s temporary – there are many Russians who do not agree with this conflict.
Additionally, we are donating $2000 to People In Need (https://www.peopleinneed.net/donate/once).