Yes, choosing free software does make our life more complicated. But your sovereignty is inalienable  and it is worth the effort.
You need to consider the challenges and decide bravely how to react to them. This will require measurable additional effort.
You need to find trustworthy partners because you cannot do everything yourselves.
How to recognize partners who meet the criteria for maintaining the sovereignty of your enterprise.
An International Data Agency¶
Jens Berger suggests an International Data Agency, an organization with universal authority who distributes the profit gained by the companies who turn data into money.