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First China Open Source Software Week Held in China to Boost Linux Industry

First China Open Source Software Week Held in China to Boost Linux Industry

BEIJING, March 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sun Wah Linux Limited announces that the China Open Source Software (OSS) Week 2005, the first such event of the Asian Open Source organization, began here in Beijing on February 28 and will last through March 4, to tap the vast potentials of OSS development in China.

The OSS week, which composes of Asia Debian Mini Conference, the 5th Asia Open Source Software Symposium and Codefest Asia 2005, was hosted by the China Software Industry Association, China Open Source Software Promotion Union, and the China Electronic Standardization Technology Institute, and was organized by Sun Wah Hi-Tech Group.

The activities have also won support from the State Council Informatization Office People's Republic of China, Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Open Source Software has been reputed for providing the same kind of products or services as the Windows operating system but at a much lower cost, which is especially favoured by Asian countries.

The China OSS Week 2005 is expected to open the door of communication between the Chinese OSS industry and its Asian and World's counterparts, by providing a platform for direct talks and interactions for government delegates, educators, Open Source Software developers and Linux fans from many as many as 21 countries, for the promotion of rapid development of OSS in Asia. Organizers said that the convention of the meeting in China itself indicates the great importance the international IT industry has attached to China's OSS development, which also provides a valuable chance for Chinese developers to learn from their colleagues from around Asia.

The event is also of important significance to popularise the OSS concept and exchange ideas on technological developments and trends in China, as well as presenting Chinese technological advancement in this field to the world.

About Sun Wah Linux Limited

Sun Wah Linux Limited is an independent open-source software developer and solutions provider for Linux-based systems. By establishing a solid foundation for Linux development in Asia, Sun Wah Linux provides customized solutions; training and education; seamless integration; and development tools that accelerate the acceptance of open-source software development and deployment in the region. The Company aims to be the leading open-source solutions provider in Asia. http://www.sw-linux.com/ .

For more information, please contact: MEDIA: Yifan Meng, China Global PR Tel: +86-10-6307-2690 x515

Sun Wah Linux Limited

CONTACT: Yifan Meng of China Global PR, +86-10-6307-2690 x515

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