"One of the things that I think is the most important about
Linux is people get to do what they want with it. This is
important, especially in Asia. Finally you can have real Asian
software companies doing their own work."
"I talked to some engineers from Malaysia and some from Korea.
What kind of surprised me was these people were really excited
about Linux. They said that they could finally actually control
their own destiny and that made them feel much more proud about
what they did. I find that to be very encouraging from both a
social viewpoint and also obviously from an egotistical
"On Linux as a tool to spur software development in China:"
"It certainly is a possibility. It's not a done deal and maybe
something else comes along. But right now I think Linux is one of
the strongest ways for countries like China to get their software
industries up and running."