"Few doubt the strength, potential and sheer size of the Chinese
market for Linux and other open source software, yet the Asian
nation that is promoting Linux at the institutional level and just
beginning to rise in terms of personal computing remains elusive to
much of the rest of the business world.
"In response, the Open Source Development Labs opened its
Beijing office this week, promising its U.S. member companies
including IBM, Intel, HP, and Novell a stronger link to Chinese
companies and efforts. OSDL--which indicated the Beijing office
will be staffed with local personnel who will work with the labs on
technical, business and marketing issues--is also hoping to help
China feel more comfortable in its seat at the Linux table..."