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Re: East Asian O/S



On Tuesday 09 September 2003 12:23, csj wrote:
> 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.

Well, it might make  more sense for totalitarian governents, yes.    :(

cr



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