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China Daily: Open Source Software Faces Hardship

May 11, 2004, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Liu Baijia)

"Open source software represented by the Linux operating system still faces great difficulties in becoming a booming business in the next few years, despite its fast growth and support from the Chinese Government, said a senior industrial analyst.

"'The business model of Linux operating systems has not been proven to be mature, especially in China, and it is still far from changing the fate of the Chinese software industry,' said Huang Yong, senior vice-president of CCID Consulting Co Ltd, an information technology market research house under the Ministry of Information Industry..."

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