Linux Foundation Statement on Huawei Entity List Ruling


We have received inquiries regarding concerns about a member subject to an Entity List Ruling. [1] The Huawei Entity List ruling was specifically scoped to activities and transactions subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Open Source Software Not involving Encryption

The Linux Foundation is a free and open source software organization whose project communities publish collaboratively developed software publicly. All software published by Linux Foundation projects is made available to the public without restrictions other than those imposed by the open source licenses. Software that is published publicly, such as open source software, is not subject to the EAR [2], and therefore not relevant to the Entity List Ruling.

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