Kuro5hin.org: Taiwan to Start National Plan to Push Free Software
Jun 04, 2002, 14:30 (20 Talkback[s])
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"Taiwan will start a national plan to jump-start the development
and use of Free Software, according to an report by the Central
News Agency, the government news agency of Taiwan, Rep. of China.
Due to high Microsoft license fees and also to improve the levels
of software technology in Taiwan, this plan includes the creation
of a totally Chinese free software environment for Taiwan users,
free software application development, and training of 120,000
people for free software skills, as well as efforts at schools to
provide diverse information technology environments to ensure the
freedom of information..."