Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

More on LinuxToday


CNET Asia: Don't Stop Using Linux: Japan Gov't

Aug 26, 2003, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The Japanese government has acted to reassure companies jittery about the use of the Linux operating system in their products, saying that avoiding the platform would 'hurt the lives of the people.'

"Earlier this month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a report meant to clarify licensing issues around the open source software, which lately has been under attack from The SCO Group for alleged copyright infringement.

"'Unnecessary fears' about using Linux in Japan-made products could mean a 'huge loss of opportunities for the software industry and the government to have access to it, and it would hurt the lives of the people,' said the report, which was quoted in Nikkei Electronics News..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: