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Linux Foundation establishes partnership with Japanese government
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Tuesday, 02 October 2007 12:22
Linux Foundation establishes partnership with Japanese government

By Ryan Paul | Published: October 02, 2007 - 08:12AM CT
ARS Technica
The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaborative agreement with Japan's Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA), a government research institute that promotes information technology development and broadly supports the use of open standards and open-source software. The collaborative agreement is part of a plan to mutually assist in promoting open standards and the acceleration of open-source software adoption in Asia. The Linux Foundation will be participating in the upcoming IPA Forum 2007 User Conference in Tokyo.

"Our two organizations are leading the adoption and use of Linux and open-source software, and by working together on joint summits, technology developments and legal activities, we can help Japanese companies promote the use of Linux," said IPA chairman Buheita Fujiwara in a statement. "Japanese open-source software will continue to play a very important role in the worldwide open source revolution."

The Linux Foundation was formed earlier this year when the Open Source Development Labs merged with the Free Standards Group. The continuing evolution of the commercial Linux ecosystem had steadily diminished the need for both organizations and a restructuring was deemed necessary to compensate for the realities of the present day. The Linux Foundation has since started several new projects of value to the Linux community, including the creation of the Linux Weather Forecast and hosting upcoming legal summits... More     Comment in the Forum

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