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NewsForge: New OSDL Office Gives Linux Face Time in China

Aug 14, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"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..."

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