February 1, 2004

Linux Rising in China

OSDL CEO Stuart Cohen told the E-Commerce Times that one reason why Chinese companies tend to favor Linux and other open-source products is that the Chinese government wants more software to be developed in China, thereby creating jobs and improving the software import-export ratio.

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has announced its first Chinese member organization: Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company, Ltd., which plans to work on the Linux kernel and promote Chinese adoption of Linux on the desktop.

Beijing Co-Create is the second Far East organization to join OSDL this week. On Wednesday, NEC Soft, a division of Japan's NEC Corporation, also joined the group. The OSDL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting Linux worldwide. NEC Soft is expected to participate in OSDL's Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux working group initiatives.

Link: E-Commerce Times


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