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IDG.net: China backs Linux, says OS pioneer Hall

Jan 13, 2000, 16:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Lawson)

"It is now government policy in China to use the Linux operating system across all government ministries, according to Jon "Maddog" Hall, the executive director of Linux International, a non-profit group that distributes information about the open-source operating system."

"At the opening of the LinuxWorld Asia conference here today, Hall said he was told this by China's Minister of Information Industry, Wu Jichuan, during a visit Hall made to Beijing in July."

"Hall received a strong signal of support from the Chinese authorities for the open-source Linux OS, he said."

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