Novell Joins China Linux Group

Reflecting its commitment to one of the fastest growing Linux markets, Novell has joined the China Linux Standards Group, launched this spring by the Chinese government to promote Linux in China. Representatives from Novell China will work with the Standard Group’s officials and other members to contribute to the group’s Linux standardization initiatives and education efforts, providing a push toward further Linux adoption in China.

The China Linux Standard Group was founded in April 2004 with approval from China’s Ministry of Information Industry. The group is responsible for developing and defining essential standards for Linux-related architectures.

Novell will participate with other members to coordinate input from various local and national software development communities and Chinese enterprises, and provide Linux consulting and guidance to Chinese IT scholars and experts. This initiative is expected to help shape the emerging Linux market in China.

“We are pleased to see that Novell fully supports Chinese Linux standards,” said Doctor Zhang Hongfen, head of the China Linux Standard Group.

“Novell’s membership will contribute significantly to the definition of Chinese Linux standards. Novell has been extensively involved in the definition of international software standards, with abundant experience in this field and a good relationship with global technology communities. This will help our group stay informed on the latest Linux trends in a timely and effective manner.”

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