Trump has banned US companies from trading with Huawei.

Does this ban include US non-profit organizations, such as the Linux Foundation and RISC-V foundation ? Huawei is a paid member of those foundations, so does this ban effect Huawei's membership in those Foundations ?

EDIT: If Huawei is barred from trading with Linux & RISC-V Foundations, then China may have to start its own Open Source training center. Note that Linux training and certifications are done by the US-based Linux Foundation for a fee. Another example is the Blender training & certification program, which is based in the Netherlands, but may lose its US trade license if it trades with Huawei.

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    This is a question about how a law is interpreted and applied in practice, not about the political processes which created that law. I will migrate this to Law Stack Exchange.
    – Philipp
    May 20, 2019 at 11:15
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    Note that the Linux kernel is developed by thousands of contributors all over the world. It is not a “US product”. This generally applies to other open source projects as well, though the number of contributors tends to be lower.
    – chirlu
    May 20, 2019 at 20:53
  • When a business chooses an Open Source product, it chooses the whole package, including Training & Certification for it's employees.
    – Neel
    May 21, 2019 at 10:17
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    The business does not have to get it's people certified and all that though, Neel.
    – Putvi
    May 21, 2019 at 17:30
  • Huawei does. It is even a Platinum Linux member & Gold RISC-V member. Would this ban effect those memberships ?
    – Neel
    May 23, 2019 at 8:49


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