BEAVERTON, Ore. and Beijing - January 30, 2004 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux,
today announced that Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company, Ltd., one of China's leading open source software development firms, has joined OSDL and
plans to focus on Linux kernel development and the promotion of the Linux desktop in China.
Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company, Ltd., was founded by ten separate Chinese software vendors in April of 2001 to work closely with the
international open source software community. The company cooperates with and promotes Open Desktop.net, the first open source community in China to focus on
desktop productivity with Linux.
Linux use is growing rapidly in China. Estimates from the Chinese government's Beijing Software Industry Productivity Center show Linux sales in China growing
at over 40% per year from $6.3 million in 2002 to $38.7 million in 2007.
"With the tremendous momentum for Linux in China, we're excited that Co-Create is joining OSDL as our first Chinese member," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL.
"Global use of Linux is rapidly increasing and we are committed to working with members around the world to accelerate the adoption of Linux in the
About Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company (Co-Create), Ltd
Co-Create, a leading software company located in Beijing, China and founded in March 2001, is focused on open source software technology and business models as
solutions for enterprises and government organizations. Co-Create promotes Desktop Linux and contributes to the open source community and the formation of
development communities in China. Major initiatives by Co-Create include the development of commercial desktop Linux products, increasing the compatibility of
Linux with other operating systems, improving high availability Linux systems and building network application systems based Desktop Linux. More about
Co-Create can be found in Chinese at http://www.ccoss.com.cn/.
About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
OSDL - home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux - is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global
consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the
United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL members include Alcatel, Cisco, Co-Create, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force
Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, NEC Soft, Network
Appliance, Nokia, Novell, NTT COMWARE, NTT DATA INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba Solutions, Transmeta Corporation,
Trolltech, Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever , VA Software and Wind River Systems. Visit OSDL on the Web at www.osdl.org .
OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of their