Subject: Re: Asian Alliance to develop open source software.
From: <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:01:21 -0500 (EST)

Thanks for the heads up, Taran. Very interesting.

-- Tony

> "Asian alliance to develop open source software
> Ousting the might of Microsoft
> By INQUIRER staff <>: Tuesday 11 March
> 2003, 20:11
> *FAR EASTERN NEWS SOURCES* are reporting the emergence of an
> anti-Microsoft alliance to develop open source alternatives to the
> monopolist’s offerings.
> Organisations in Japan, Korea and China have begun collaboration on the
> project NE Asia Online reports. It says the Japan Information Technology
>  Services Industry Association (JISA) and the Chinese Software Industry
> Association (CSIA) <> are pooling resources under
> the instigation of the Federation of Korean Information Industries
> (FKII) <>.
> The alliance will cooperate to develop open-source software and seek to
> promote Linux to government agencies and private businesses. The Korean
> and Chinese governments have pledged financial support for the project,
> the website reports.
> Officials from the three organizations have thrashed out the structure
> in a number of meetings over recent months and plan to hold an
> international symposium on open source software in Phuket, Thailand this
>  month. Developers from a number of Asian countries are expected to
> attend.
> The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is contributing
> funding for the symposium. µ"
> Does anyone know what licensing they are using?
> Taran