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[News] Linux Foundation Gets Together with Developers Amid Japan's Migration to GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Linux Foundation Gets Together with Developers Amid Japan's Migration to GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 23:43:02 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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New Partnership Extends Linux Foundation’s Work with Japanese Developers

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| Agreement Signed with Japanese Government Information-technology Promotion 
| Agency (IPA) to help increase participation of Japanese developers in Linux 
| and open source  


Good news. Japan might be "the next Cuba" (country to ditch Microsoft).


Japanese Government to Embrace Linux

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| Oracle Japan is said to be leading the effort, which could launch
| as early as next month.


Oracle, IBM, NEC to market Linux in Japan: Nikkei

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| Major information technology firms, including Oracle Corp., IBM Corp. and
| NEC Corp., will set up a consortium to sell servers and systems running
| the Linux operating system in Japan, a financial daily said on
| Thursday.


Red Hat Named #1 IT Vendor To Do Business With By Customers In Japan

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| Conducted in April 2007, Nikkei Market Access' research surveyed nearly 800 
| IT workers from major companies involved in info-com products throughout 
| Japan regarding their views of service vendors and system integrators. 
| Employees working in corporate information systems sections who maintain 
| contact with the nominated vendors throughout the course of their duties were 
| asked to respond regarding the products and services of the involved 
| companies. The survey evaluated 44 nominated vendors chosen by respondents. 
| The top three respective vendors include Red Hat Japan with 27.5 percent of 
| responses, Apple Japan with 25.6 percent and Willcom with 23.0 percent.        


Momonga Linux 4 Release

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| To our regular users, Momonga Project wishs to express our most gratitude for 
| continuing support. 


Berry Linux 0.83 released. (2007.8.20)


Schools across Japan may switch to Linux

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| Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported late last week that the
| Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to introduce
| the open-source operating system Linux for use within classrooms
| across the country in the near future.


Microsoft foresees more suits in Japan

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| A legal battle between Microsoft and Japanese anti-monopoly authorities
| is likely to conclude next year and might lead to lawsuits or other 
| patent infringement complaints against the U.S. software company,
| an executive said Thursday.
| [...]
| Microsoft has been slapped with hefty fines by European Union regulators,
| who have said Microsoft broke competition laws and abused its dominant
| market position.


America is not the world and open source is grateful

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| Americans have also come to assume Microsoft’s anti-trust position to be 
| unassailable. But that is not the case in Europe, which continues to press 
| its case. As Larry Dignan notes correctly, this has a real impact on open 
| source here.   
| Some may whine, but by laying down its marker for interoperability, and 
| against Microsoft’s embrace and extend policy, the European Union is 
| supporting American open source efforts, giving them legal protection no U.S. 
| court can fully take away.   


OpenLogic Extends Reach in Japan with Ashisuto Strategic Partnership

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| Under the agreement, OpenLogic will provide support to Ashisuto
| customers for hundreds of open source packages.


BakBone Leads Linux Data Protection Software Market in Japan for Fifth
Consecutive Year

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| Between 2005 and 2006 BakBone grew its Linux data protection market share 
| from 70.6% to 73.2% as outlined in the report "Japan Storage Software 
| 2007-2011 Forecast and 2006 Vendor Shares."  
| [...]
| According to IDC data, the Linux data protection software market in Japan is 
| driven by BakBone, which continues to maintain high growth at approximately 
| 20% per year.  


MySQL K.K. to Strengthen its Presence in the Japanese Database Market

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| MySQL K.K., the Japanese arm of the open source database developer MySQL AB, 
| has announced three new initiatives aimed at strengthening its expansion in 
| the Japanese market.  


Government of Japan Embraces Open Software Standards

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| The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), the leading organization 
| advocating for openness and accessibility to government documents and 
| information, today congratulated Japan for adopting a policy under which 
| government ministries and agencies will solicit bids from software vendors 
| whose products support internationally recognized open standards.    


Linux hot at top Japanese embedded conference

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| Japan's largest embedded conference of the year reportedly
| featured a growing number of Linux-related demonstrations,
| compared to previous years.


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