CNET News: Asian Linux: Some Keen, Others Cool
Jul 28, 2003, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Asia could leapfrog Western countries in the development of
Linux-based applications, but some governments are not latching on
to this opportunity, says a senior IBM executive.
"'The open-source movement is moving faster here than in the
U.S.,' said Michinori Nakahara, manager of Linux sales and
marketing for IBM Asia-Pacific South.
"In the region, he pointed to Japan, Korea, China and India as
strongest proponents of the Linux operating system. 'We've talked
to authorities in countries like China and Korea, and they are very
interested in considering open-source,' he said..."