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E-Commerce Times: Mandrake and LinuxOne Bring Open-Source To China

Sep 06, 1999, 22:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

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"Linux vendor MandrakeSoft announced a strategic partnership with LinuxOne this week. They intend to develop Chinese language business and personal software solutions, advancing the cause of open-source in a potentially explosive Internet and computing market.

Under terms of the partnership, MandrakeSoft and LinuxOne -- a newly formed Mountain View, California-based developer firm -- are set to launch an open-source development center in Beijing. The Linux distribution will focus on Chinese market specific features in an attempt to establish itself in a region not yet dominated by Microsoft-centric software solutions."

"AXA Placement Innovation, the investment fund of AXA, recently completed an equity investment in MandrakeSoft. Peter Bieliczky of the AXA Investment Managers Group, commented that his firm 'believes that MandrakeSoft is poised to be a dominant player in the emerging but potentially huge Linux market.' "

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