May 2004
UNIX Update;May2004, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p4
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The article reports that the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, has announced that Beijing Software Testing Center (BSTC), China's largest software testing organization, has joined OSDL and plans to focus on Linux testing and development of internationalization features for Linux. BSTC was founded in 2002 by the Beijing Government Science and Technology Commission and the Beijing Products Quality and Inspection Institute. Through regulation and quality control, BSTC accelerates development of China's export software industry by preparing products for global markets. BSTC was founded in July 2002 through cooperation of the Beijing Government Science and Technology Commission and the Beijing Products Quality Supervision and Inspection Institute. The primary functions of BSTC are to regulate the software development market, improve software product quality and assist local companies to improve their research and development capabilities. OSDL, home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a nonprofit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the U.S. and Japan available to developers around the world.


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