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[News] With Linux, ODF, Homegrown Open Formats, Asia Exits Vendor Lockin

China firms unveil new video players

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| China's top electronics makers on Wednesday unveiled dozens of
| video players made with a homegrown DVD format in a campaign to
| promote a Chinese alternative to foreign technology.
| The DVD format, known as EVD, is part of state-backed efforts to
| create standards for mobile phones and other products and reduce
| dependence on foreign know-how and possibly reap licensing fees if
| they are adopted abroad.


See references below.


Chinese firms seek to replace DVDs with home-grown technology

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| Leading Chinese makers are to stop making DVD players from 2008 as
| part of China's plan to replace foreign technology with a new
| home-grown standard, an industry alliance chief said.


Q&A: Linux hot, standards not with China, Taiwan

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| Earlier this year, members of Chinese and Taiwanese IT associations
| announced broad plans to work together to jointly develop and promote
| Linux as well as home-grown standards for certain IT components.
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China aims to set a new office doc standard

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| In most of the world, Microsoft dominates the market for office
| productivity applications. In China, however, there are at least
| four other domestically developed office suites to choose from.
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China has its own open document format

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| Put this in your pipe and smoke it: China has its own open document
| format, the Uniform Office Format (UOF), that they are working to
| harmonize with ODF...
| All the plotting and planning here in the US was for absolutely
| nothing. ODF wins.


Same with IP television standards:

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| The Japanese consumer electronics companies aim to develop
| broadband-enabled televisions that can download and display videos from
| the internet wihtout the need for a separate set-top box or computer.
| They plan to establish a common standard for aspects of internet TV,
| based on a Linux operating system.


Electronics firms plan Internet televisions

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| The new televisions will use Linux operating systems instead of
| Microsoft Windows, it added. That feature is aimed at cutting the time
| needed to boot up and reducing the risk of virus infection. 


TV Makers to Collaborate on Internet TV Standards

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| The new sets reportedly will be based on the Linux operating system.


European Operators Select Motorola's Linux-Based IP Set-Tops For IPTV

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| Motorola announced that it has been selected by two leading
| telecommunications providers to supply its Linux-based VIP range of
| IP set-tops for IPTV services.


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