June 3, 2002
Taiwan to start nation plan to push Free Software
Andy Tai writes " Taiwan will start a national plan to jump-start the development and use of Free Software, according to an report by the Central News Agency, the government news agency of Taiwan, Rep. of China. Due to high Microsoft license fees and also to improve the levels of software technology in Taiwan, this plan includes the creation of a totally Chinese free software environment for Taiwan users, free software application development, and training of 120,000 people for free software skills, as well as efforts at schools to provide diverse information technology environments to ensure the freedom of information. The source article is in Chinese so an English summary is available here."