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Re: East Asian O/S



At Tue, 9 Sep 2003 05:32:41 +0800,
Katipo wrote:
> 
> On Tuesday 09 September 2003 02:03, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> > An article from the BBC Online of relative interest - Asian
> > countries investing in and turning to a *new* operating
> > system so that they can avoid the lock-in of Microsoft,
> > although as the article continues, it is obvious that they
> > are turning to Linux rather than something developed from
> > scratch by them.
> >
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3090918.stm
> 
> The three countries concerned are mainland China, Korea, and
> Japan.  Mainland China developed its' own linux programme
> sometime ago called Red Flag Linux, and the new distro is to be
> Linux based.  Regards,

I think it makes more sense for governments to use the less
restrictively licensed *BSDs as a base.  This would allow the
embedding of spyware into the OS to help prevent it from being
used for terroristic, anarchistic and copyright-infringing
activities.



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