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Max Mehl 1 year ago
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@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) presents three essential lessons
from this case.</p>

<p>Following the U.S. administration's decision to effectively ban
American companies from doing trade with the Chinese company Huawei,
American companies from trading with with the Chinese company Huawei,
Google suspended all business with the company. This affects all
software which is not covered under Free Software licences. In
practice, Huawei's upcoming and potentially also current phones will no
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ non-free components of most stock Android devices have numerous
downsides for users, as the <a href="">FSFE
has documented since 2012</a>. Now, the current case demonstrates that
even tech giants like Huawei face similar dependencies and vendor
lock-in effects as any individual users if they rely on proprietary
lock-in effects as those of any individual users if they rely on proprietary

<h2>Three Conclusions</h2>
@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@ software.</p>
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<li>The FSFE urges <strong>companies</strong> to use as much Free
Software as possible in their supply chains. Proprietary software
makes a company dependent on its vendor and this vendor's government.
makes a company dependent on its vendor and that vendor's government.
The current case shows that the US was able to force Google to stop
delivery of its proprietary products – but could not stop delivery of
the Free Software components of Android. Had Huawei invested more