According to Mr. Zhang Hongfen, leader of the Chinese Linux Standard Work Team, a uniform Linux standard is vital for both the enterprise and industry development.

Currently, however, there are too many different versions of Linux, none of which are compatible with the others, and meanwhile and the peripheral equipment and ISVs (Independent Software Developers) do not support Linux. It is because of this that Zhang feels it is imperative to make a unified standard.

He went on to say, however, that it is extremely unlikely that China will be in a position make a standard by itself since the core technology is controlled by the international community. Considering the many factors involved, including the technology and the market, as well as enterprise growth, it would appear that there is no strict deadline for when the standard might finally be expected


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