Behind the upsurge in Chinese open source communities

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 2, 2006 11:02 PM EDT
NewsForge; By Chen Nan Yang
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When Novell and Red Hat set up open source communities in China last year, most Chinese companies merely watched. Recently, however, China-based software companies have begun to show a greater interest in creating communities of their own. TurboLinux and Red Flag have created Whitefin and Linux-Ren, respectively. Red Flag also plans to create two additional open source communities -- UMPC (with Intel) and OpenAsianux -- before the end of this year. Why have Chinese companies suddenly changed their tunes?

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