OSDL Adds First Chinese Member

Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software has become the first Chinese
member to join the
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), the Oregon-based group dedicated to
advancing Linux.

Beijing Co-Create was founded by a group of 10 Chinese software vendors
in
April 2001. It’s been working on the development of commercial desktop Linux
products, high-availability Linux systems, and network application systems
based on desktop Linux. The company also promotes OpenDesktop.net, an online
open source community in China.

Moving forward, the company plans to emphasize Linux kernel development
and
the promotion of the Linux desktop in China.

“With the tremendous momentum for Linux in China, we’re excited that
Co-Create is joining OSDL as our first Chinese member,” Stuart Cohen, CEO of
OSDL said in a statement. “Global use of Linux is rapidly increasing and we
are committed to working with members around the world to accelerate the
adoption of Linux in the enterprise.”

Estimates from the Chinese government’s Beijing Software Industry
Productivity Center show Linux sales in China growing at a 40 percent annual
clip, rising from $6.3 million in 2002 to $38.7 million in 2007.

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