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EE Times: Intel backs Chinese Linux

Apr 28, 2000, 22:12 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Seven local and overseas Linux developers announced plans to establish technical support centers to be overseen by the China Software Industry Association and backed by Intel Corp. The centers will focus on boosting Chinese software applications based on Linux through technical and product assistance to local software vendors...."

"Supporting "development of Chinese Linux software is one of CSIA's important tasks," said Tianxing Yang, the group's president. He said the centers' mission is to leverage Linux to drive electronic commerce along with hastening government and industry online projects."

"Ministry of Information Industry officials said they have closely monitored Linux's progress in China. Besides sponsoring a series of Linux-related events in China, the ministry also has been very active in unifying international standards for Linux. Ministry officials said they want to drive the Linux industry though both internationalization and localization efforts."

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