country's software industry.
HP on Thursday signed an agreement with the Ministry of Information Industry of China to set up a Linux laboratory, as part of the country's Public
Service Platform Initiative. The joint laboratory will focus on open-source software development, testing and certification to support small- and
medium-size Chinese businesses.
Over the next three years, HP will deliver 200 million yuan ($23.8 million) worth of software and hardware, including high-end servers and networking
connections, to build the Linux laboratory.