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CNET Asia: Don't Stop Using Linux: Japan Gov't

Aug 26, 2003, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])

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"The Japanese government has acted to reassure companies jittery about the use of the Linux operating system in their products, saying that avoiding the platform would 'hurt the lives of the people.'

"Earlier this month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a report meant to clarify licensing issues around the open source software, which lately has been under attack from The SCO Group for alleged copyright infringement.

"'Unnecessary fears' about using Linux in Japan-made products could mean a 'huge loss of opportunities for the software industry and the government to have access to it, and it would hurt the lives of the people,' said the report, which was quoted in Nikkei Electronics News..."

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