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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2023 16:52:32 +0200
From: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: linux-distros membership application of openEuler

On Mon, Oct 16, 2023 at 10:01:44AM -0400, Demi Marie Obenour wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2023 at 10:23:50AM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 16, 2023 at 10:08:50AM +0200, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Regardless of your viability of subscription status I think we also
> > > (sadly) have to consider current geopolitical issues here.
> > > 
> > > As far as I understand, US companies and US citizens are not permitted
> > > to work with Chinese organizations and/or Chinese nationals.
> > 
> > They can when working in the open on public projects and other
> > open-source-like things.  For "closed" lists and groups, please consult
> > a lawyer as the rules there are quite varied and depends on the
> > countries and companies involved.
> > 
> > But to be sure, again, consult your corporate lawyers, they know the
> > rules and the issues involved better than I do.
> > 
> > good luck!
> > 
> > greg k-h
> The question is _who_ should consult their lawyers.

The people deciding if this group can be added to the closed list as
they are the ones responsible for it, AND then if the group is added,
the members of the list need to talk to their lawyers to see if their
country laws allow them to participate in a closed group with such
members.  Many countries might be fine, many might not be, it all
depends on the participants and what country laws they must abide by.

So in short, everyone involved in the list!  :(

good luck!

greg "I talk to too many lawyers" k-h

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