Open source after piracy first, the software industry “China effect”


the Chinese don’t need you. Don’t your software, your programmers. Don’t you all it offers.

every year in China will be more than 100000 new software engineer. They continue to write a lot of good software. If you have not developed software, the Chinese are using pirated. 2012 pirated software accounts for 77% of all software. Western technology companies are struggling in the mire of the open-source and cloud computing, and China make things more difficult.

are challenges western companies in China and all over the world to make money. For people trying to learn to deal with Chinese companies, their future seems bright.

but such as China and not everyone wants to play. For example, Microsoft has chosen by American state attorney general to prevent Chinese companies engaged in business in their state, unless they pay for Microsoft’s license. This recruit is very smart, can bring billions of dollars in revenue to Microsoft, but its effect is like a square shaft column abruptly into a round hole.

for the simple reason that the Chinese view of intellectual property rights and Microsoft don’t agree with each other.

as I said, “just like their Indian rivals, Chinese companies tend to pay for complex, proprietary enterprise software, as long as they are better than domestic companies to develop more advanced products.” But it won’t last forever. In the rapid development of China’s software industry and no signs of sluggish. China will continue to piracy until it can produce their own products.

but even then, Chinese companies can still through different ways to make money from software — with the United States by carrying on the hardware, software, and through the cloud services, or just by supporting fees, and all these things can’t piracy. And each enterprise tries to open source software to make money, and it’s not a surprise.

an analyst at CCID Hu Ke in on China’s open source J.A aron Farr said in a report, “China’s open source community is relatively small, also don’t have much influence. The lack of a large project, lack of participation, and lack of money.”

this is bad news.

but the good news is that some companies such as huawei, will open source as a priority to the development strategy. For example, although huawei open source web outdated and useless, but it obscures the technology in the development of the actual situation in the company. By talking to companies and related advisory, they refer to a series of examples of the open source applications in huawei, though they clearly lack of experience in dealing with the open source community.

this will not continue.

, China’s largest Internet company in actively response to the open source, this is the future trend of the signal. If and baidu, alibaba, sina weibo any side of the conversation, you will find that their is open source software stack, from top to bottom, run in the domestic hardware, rather than the western brands. In other words, just like the United States, Western Europe the situation there.

look at the moment the hottest startups use the software, you will know what will use the software after the mainstream of Chinese enterprises. Now the western world with the most of them are open source software.

all this means that the future of China’s software industry will become completely different road and the software industry development. There won’t be making a fortune by selling proprietary software companies. Western sense of intellectual property rights, ecological wouldn’t affect China’s technology.

software companies need to find a way to sell something else rather than software. The application in the cloud services, hardware and technical support and consulting services (though less profitable) will succeed. The software industry in China basically looks like a full of open source industry, rather than a simple special software.

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