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Github updates user agreement open source code also subjects to US export controls


These days, there has been a vigorous discussion on Huawei’s sanctions. China's Domestic technology companies have strong dependence on US companies’ chips and software. The US government’s ban has come out, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm and other companies. I have to stop supplying chips and software to Huawei.

Although Huawei has obtained a 90-day temporary license from the US government department, it can continue to import chips and software before the end of August. However, as long as this restriction is not finalized, the chip and software are still the sword of Huawei's Damocles.

What is even more worrying is that the impact of this incident is not limited to this. Github, the world's largest code hosting platform, has suddenly updated the user agreement, indicating that the information sent by Github enterprise servers and users is subject to US legal supervision, including US exports. Control law.



The countries currently restricted to sell, export or re-export are mainly Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. There is no China yet, but this list is subject to change at any time. Once China is included, it will be used by Github. The company of the code will have an impact.

The software code is different from the conventional product. In theory, it is impossible to completely block the network as long as there is a network. However, Github's code hosting for the code is very important for many software companies. In case of restricted access, it will have an impact on the normal operation of the company.

From the chip to the operating system and now the source code, Huawei should be banned from the domestic technology companies. Just as Huawei Hisilicon has started the spare tire program, any 100% dependence on external practices It is extremely risky.

The Github User Agreement URL is as follows: GitHub

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