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CNET News: Asian Linux: Some Keen, Others Cool

Jul 28, 2003, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Winston Chai)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Asia could leapfrog Western countries in the development of Linux-based applications, but some governments are not latching on to this opportunity, says a senior IBM executive.

"'The open-source movement is moving faster here than in the U.S.,' said Michinori Nakahara, manager of Linux sales and marketing for IBM Asia-Pacific South.

"In the region, he pointed to Japan, Korea, China and India as strongest proponents of the Linux operating system. 'We've talked to authorities in countries like China and Korea, and they are very interested in considering open-source,' he said..."

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