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Three conclusions to draw from denying access to software: (1) The urges users to use Free Software operating systems and applications on their computing devices. (2) Governments and especially the European Union should invest more resources in to gain independence from large enterprises and other states. (3) The FSFE urges companies to use as much Free Software as possible in their supply chains. fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201905

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And there is one more : use Arm processors and not Intel or Amd. With Arm, Russia and China still have access to processors, not like in the past. Arm belongs to asian interests!

@bjoern I think is a matter of Free Software and it's a matter of Free or Open Hardware, too. Governments and especially the European Union should invest more resources in and . If users don't get updates etc. for political reasons, it becomes clear how much dependent the world is now on individual US manufacturers and their vendor lock-in. This can't be good in the long term.

@datenteiler @bjoern I'm not especially looking forward to governments investing in free software, because they always have a user hostile agenda, but I'll tactically support cases in which public money is being used to genuinely advance user freedom.

@bjoern it's not hard to imagine something similar happening to a Microsoft or an Adobe.

@bjoern While I agree, I also have to add that there is no free mobile OS solution really. The only one I know of that while being mostly free (firmware is not) still is secure is grapheneos.org , and they can only support a handful of devices. All other attempts are simply insecure.

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