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NEAsia Online: Japan Backs Open Source Tech to Keep Competence in Digital Consumer Electronics

Dec 30, 2002, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenichi Takebe)

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"Hidetaka Fukuda, CTO for the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Director of IT-Industry Division, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said that Japan's competence would be harmed if digital consumer electronic products came to converge on the same OS and applications that run on it.

"Specifically, Fukuda expressed the government's planned support of open source technology and communities for open sources.

"'An OS should be an open-source OS such as Linux and TRON, and semiconductors should have CPU-independent architecture, otherwise Japan will lose,' he said..."

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