[Linux-aus] China chooses Linux - now official
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Thu Nov 6 13:04:02 UTC 2003
China would build a domestic software industry around Linux -- a
cheaper software standard that can copied and modified freely --
said Gou Zhongwen, a vice minister at the powerful Ministry of
"Linux is an opportunity for us to make a breakthrough in
developing software," he was quoted as saying on the ministry
Web site www.mii.gov.cn.
Chinese officials have said they preferred to use software with
open source codes to ensure that software guarding sensitive
state information and networks cannot be tampered with easily.
The government has been pushing the development of a homegrown
software industry and a national standard for Linux to counter
the dominance of Windows.
http://cyberknights.com.au/ Modern tools; traditional dedication
http://plug.linux.org.au/ Committee Member, Perth Linux User Group
http://slpwa.asn.au/ Committee Member, Linux Professionals WA
http://linux.org.au/ Committee Member, Linux Australia
More information about the linux-aus