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[News] Japan Becomes a Major Contributor to Linux

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Linux is Big in Japan — Our Symposium

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| The 8th Linux Foundation Japan Symposium took place last week in Tokyo.  The 
| goal of these symposiums is to bring leading Linux luminaries to present and 
| interact with local senior software developers, with the goal of increasing 
| open source participation by talented Japanese developers and also fostering 
| Linux usage in the Japanese IT industry.    


Many millions of Sony televisions, for example, are running Linux. It's a
crucial ingredient of many devices (maybe more than Windows).


Linux Foundation Japan Symposium Notes

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| He also said that around 15% of kernel contributions are now coming from 
| Japan. 



Red Hat Named #1 IT Vendor For Second Consecutive Year in Japan

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| Red Hat ranked first of 68 nominated vendors in Nikkei Market Access' April
| 2008 study, following the Company's fourth recognition for vendor value by
| CIO Insight in December 2007


Japan KDE Users Group Interview

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| How did the Japanese KDE Users Group start?
| It had its beginning when Junji Takagi made a patch for operating mulitibyte 
| characters such as Japanese, when Qt's version 1.x was released. Qt 1.x 
| couldn't operate mulitibyte characters, so we couldn't use Japanese in KDE 
| 1.x previously.   
| After the patch was made, The Japan KDE Users' Group was launched for 
| aggregating the information about KDE/Qt in Japan.  



Japan's Plat'Home launching palm-sized Linux server in U.S.

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| Part of the first ecology-friendly line of Linux servers ever shipped in the 
| United States, Plat'Home's OpenBlockS server has been built and tested to 
| provide enterprise-grade reliability in its RISC-based hardware, and has 
| eliminated moving parts including a hard disk drive and cooling fan. It is 
| also RoHS-certified, a European Union directive meaning that it's free of 
| lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and other damaging materials.      


Open source: Made in Japan?

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| I talked with Jesse Casman and Craig Oda of PageOne PR upon their return from 
| Japan and got a very different picture on the Japanese open-source market. 
| There's Takashi Iwai, for example, currently one of the top-10 contributors 
| to the Linux kernel. And then there's Yukihiro ("Matz") Matsumoto, the chief 
| designer of the Ruby programming language, of course. There's Plat'Home, the 
| company that introduced Linux in Japan in 1993 (yes, 1993!), did a successful 
| IPO in Japan in 2000, and currently ships microservers based on their own mix 
| of Linux and BSD that fit in the palm of your hand. There's Turbolinux and 
| Miracle Linux, as well.        


Google ties up with Japan's DoCoMo to grow abroad

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| The two firms, which also plan to launch a Linux-based mobile handset in 
| Japan, aim to reap joint advertising revenues of 10 billion yen "as soon as 
| possible," they said, without disclosing how they plan to split revenues.  


Research and Markets: Symbian and Linux Enjoy the Highest Penetration in the
Japanese Smartphone Market

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| Symbian and Linux enjoy the highest penetration in the Japanese smartphone 
| market and appear to be the beneficiaries in any expansion of smartphone use 
| there.  


PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly 
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act 
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles, 
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory.   


Will Access become DoCoMo's Linux platform?

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| So will Access become DoCoMo's Linux platform? We believe that although this 
| collaboration is in its early stages there is a good chance that DoCoMo will 
| adopt ALP because it solves a number of key issues currently burdening DoCoMo 
| and its handset suppliers using a vendor that it has had a successful 
| relationship with.      


NTT DoCoMo ramps up the Linux mobile platform battle

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| There are at least three contenders jostling for a share of the growing 
| market for Linux-based mobile device platforms. Now giant Japanese cellular 
| operator, NTT DoCoMo, is throwing its weight behind a fourth.  


Linux phone stack vendor wins big in Japan

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| The deal could see the Access Linux Platform (ALP) serving as a common OS 
| platform for NEC, Panasonic, and Esteemo phones sold by NTT DoCoMo and other 
| mobile carriers.   


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.


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.


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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