Open source software ignored by state agencies

Most of the computers at state agencies in Vietnam have been running on Windows operating system. In most cases, they use open source software only if they have financial difficulties. If they get money from the state, they use it to buy closed source software. In fact, many open source software products have been deployed at state agencies since 2001, when the government-initiated Program No 112 on computerizing the state’s administration kicked off.

China looks to Linux as Windows alternative

China may look at the open source Linux as a replacement for Windows, following an official ban on Microsoft’s Windows 8 for government procured computers. Chinese Government news agency Xinhua published an article claiming Chinese vendors are using a ban on Windows 8 to push Linux-based OS variants.,china-looks-to-linux-as-windows-alternative.aspx

Red Hat Looking to Expand Into Indonesia and Cloud-Computing

Red Hat Inc. has spent the past decade becoming one of the dominant commercial providers of the Linux operating system, but it is now looking to expand by exploiting opportunities in Indonesia, and in the field of cloud-computing systems. Red Hat Inc., which generated approximately 1.5 billion dollars in revenue last year, is expecting double digit revenue growth over the next year.

Keynote Speakers Announced for LinuxCon and CloudOpen Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the keynote speakers for Japan’s premier Linux and open source events, LinuxCon and CloudOpen. LinuxCon Japan and CloudOpen Japan take place May 20-22, 2014 at the Chinzan-so Hotel & Conference Center in Tokyo, Japan. LinuxCon Japan is Asia’s premier Linux conference, bringing together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.