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China's Linux industry considers mega-merger

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A major reorganization is in the works for China's open-source software industry, with discussions under way over how local Linux vendors and industry organizations can cooperate more closely -- including the possibility of a merger between several of the country's top Linux companies.

If the discussions result in a merger, it would be one that involves some of the biggest names in China's Linux industry, including Turbolinux China Software, Red Flag Software, and Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software, according to executives involved with the discussions.

Closer cooperation among Chinese Linux vendors and industry organizations is essential if the country's software industry is to become a major contributor to international open-source efforts.

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