Hong Kong Linux Industry Association (HKLIA) is a united initiative among Linux vendors, service providers and companies who want to extend, promote and support the adoption of Linux to companies, organisations and the public sector in Hong Kong and beyond.
The Hong Kong Linux Industry
Association (HKLIA) is a non-profit making organisation. It was
founded voluntarily by enthusiastic Linux vendors, service providers
and companies in late 2002 .
Linux is an open source and free operating system.
The benefit of using it as the base operating system is beyond simple
cost reduction considerations. Very often, Linux users will be able
to uncover the impressive strength of this open operating system
in terms of reliability, performance, scalability and security in
a multi-user and multi-tasking deployment.
The use of Linux thus results in increased
productivity, lower total cost of ownership and extended product
life cycle of your IT resources. Its open source nature also gives
developers the opportunity of obtaining free technical resources
and freedom of development. We believe Linux is not just beneficial
to developers but also adds value to users and all sectors in the
society. In the past, Linux promotion and encouragement was done
by voluntary (and often unco-ordinated) community effort. The establishment
of HKLIA is to consolidate both industry and community effort to
promote the adoption of Linux from a more marketing and technical
perspective. We are confident that this will benefit the industry
and economy as a whole.
The primary goal is to represent the Linux industry in Hong Kong
to propagate the new development of Linux to members and the general
public as a business opportunity. We are offering assistance for
members to grow; to increase their exposure; to increase their marketing
resources and to share Linux resources. Our work includes:
- Driving the local Linux adoption
and market growth through marketing activities, including exhibition,
seminar, networking and training.
- To collaborate with overseas Linux software vendors
- To build shared resources for the industry to
help product development.
- To improve existing Linux migration solutions,
thus lowering the barrier of Linux adoption.
- To improve the existing Linux applications by
enabling double-byte (Chinese) capabilities.
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Industry Association Limited