22 Mar '13, 6pm

China to create its own open-source OS, based on Ubuntu

China is standardising on Ubuntu for the country's open source operating system. Government agency, the China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre (CSIP) has selected Canonical’s Ubuntu for a reference architecture to be the basis of a standardised operating system. The Chinese government has a five year plan to promote open source software and accelerate the growth of the open source ecosystem within China. CSIP, Canonical and the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) have formed the CCN Open Source Innovation Joint Lab in Beijing. The Joint Lab hosts engineers from each organisation who will accelerate the development of a China-focused version of Ubuntu for desktop and cloud. "CSIP, Canonical and NUDT share the goal of widespread adoption of high quality Linux on personal devices and in the cloud," said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical. The initial wor...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/articles/22/03/2013/5582...

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