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Cebu to host Asian open source summit in October

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| Public and private sector representatives from 21 countries will sign an
| open-source agreement at a regional summit in Cebu this October.
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| Cebu will host the bi-annual Asian Open Source Software Conference, founded
| by Japan-based Center for International Computerization and Cooperation
| (CICC).
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http://technology.inquirer.net/infot...mit-in-October


Recent:

Linux Foundation Opens Korean Office

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| The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating
| the growth of Linux, today announced that it is opening an office in Seoul,
| Korea. Kwangjei "Daniel" Cho, former senior director of Haansoft, Inc., will
| be the Linux Foundation director of Korea.
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http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=859869


Open source big names helping attract new users

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| Participation by big open source vendors is helping attract new interest in
| Linux user groups in Asia.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...?scid=rss_z_nw


Red Hat Introduces Asia Pacific-Wide Open Source Initiative

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| Red Hat officially introduced its latest Asia Pacific (AP) initiative, the
| Open Source Collaborative Innovation (OCSI), in Singapore last week, designed
| to advance and build a global open source community for collaboration
| innovation...
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http://www.sda-asia.com/sda/features...Singapore.html


Asian Linux user groups aim wide

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| One public event the group organized last year was the Beijing Software
| Freedom Day. The grassroots version of the international event saw some 700
| attendees and subsequently won the Best Software Freedom Day award from the
| international panel, alongside Nepal and Nicaragua. *
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| This year, the group helped with the Linux Developer Symposium in February.
|
| The BLUG also expects to support two large events at the end of the year:
| Gnome Asia Summit in September and the OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon)
| 2008 in October. The latter, in particular, will mark the first time OOoCon
| is held in Asia. * *
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...2039551,00.htm


Increasing Linux Participation in China: Our Symposium

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| We regularly hold Linux Foundation Symposiums in Japan where key Linux
| developers meet with local developers to increase participation and encourage
| collaboration. These events have been very successful. Andrew Morton, for
| instance, has been quoted as saying he’s seen an increase in successful
| patches to the kernel from Japan by about 20% percent. While you can’t trace
| everything back to our regional outreach efforts, I do think it has a direct
| effect. * * *
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http://www.linux-foundation.org/webl...our-symposium/


Related:

Linux gains ground in China

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| Linux has been riding on a wave in China, topping the growth of all operating
| systems in the first quarter of 2007, says an industry analyst.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/insight/spe...2028679,00.htm


Red Hat sees FY07 greater China sales up 100 pct

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| Red Hat Inc., a distributor of open-source Linux software, expects its
| sales in the greater China region to double in fiscal 2007 and grow by
| 85 percent in fiscal 2008, an executive said on Tuesday. "Our plan is to
| have 100 percent growth this year, and 85 percent growth next year,"
| Michael Chen, general manager of Red Hat China, told Reuters in an
| interview.
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http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...mktNews&rpc=44
http://tinyurl.com/rdrsg
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