EE Times: Intel backs Chinese Linux

“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

“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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