Novell (NOVL) has signed a strategic cooperation memorandum with China Standard Software Company to promote the development and adoption of Linux in China.
Under the agreement, Novell and China Standard (CS2C) will cooperate to provide technology, services and marketing to optimize and promote Linux to the Chinese market. As a result, Chinese companies, organizations and individuals will gain access to leading Linux technology, enterprise-class Linux services and local and global support.
CS2C and Novell will jointly promote value-added Linux products and solutions designed specifically for the China market and will work together to localize Linux products and solutions; deliver product and technology training; provide technical support and services for customers; and develop joint marketing and brand promotion activities for Linux products, services and solutions.
In 2004, Novell joined the China Linux Standard Base and Open Source Initiative in order to bring its advanced technologies and services to bear in helping China promote the growth and development of its Linux market.