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Statement by the Eclipse Foundation on Huawei Entity List Ruling

Open Source projects involving encryption software source code are still required to send a notice of the URL to BIS and NSA to satisfy the "publicly available" notice requirement in EAR § 742.15(b).

The Eclipse Foundation provides regular updates to the relevant authorities to ensure that our project's notices are up to date and are maintained in the future.[3]

Open source software, collaboration on open source development, attending open telephonic or in person meetings, and providing sponsorship funds are all activities that are not subject to the EAR and therefore should have no impact on our communities.

For more information, visit our Legal FAQ, particularly the section on cryptography.


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