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internetnews.com: Hirano Masanobu, OSDL Director of Asia

Aug 30, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Q: In what areas do you expect Asia to lead in Linux adoption?

"I expect the server space to be the first to adopt Linux, followed by carrier grade, desktop and embedded applications.

"Q: What do you consider barriers to this adoption? How will OSDL try to overcome them?

"In Asia, we continue to improve the full system of support businesses. One of the largest opportunities for Linux in Asia is making sure that the business community's needs are being heard by the development community. In Asia, as in other regions, the development community wants to make Linux better. They just need a forum in which they can listen to what the market needs. As in other countries such as the U.S., large-scale users of Linux need to be able to voice what they need in terms of business requirements. With the growth of OSDL in Asia, we offer the place where developers, end-users and ISVs can come together to make Linux better..."

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