[Linux-aus] China chooses Linux - now official

Leon Brooks 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
    Information Industry. 

    "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.

Cheers; Leon

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