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IDG.net: China backs Linux, says OS pioneer Hall

Jan 13, 2000, 16:03 (2 Talkback[s])
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"It is now government policy in China to use the Linux operating system across all government ministries, according to Jon "Maddog" Hall, the executive director of Linux International, a non-profit group that distributes information about the open-source operating system."

"At the opening of the LinuxWorld Asia conference here today, Hall said he was told this by China's Minister of Information Industry, Wu Jichuan, during a visit Hall made to Beijing in July."

"Hall received a strong signal of support from the Chinese authorities for the open-source Linux OS, he said."

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