Ubuntu logoCanonical company and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China announced on using Ubuntu as a reference architecture for operating systems in China.

Ubuntu-based architecture will serve as a base for the construction of flexible, open, ubiquitous and standardized operating systems in China. For the development of these systems in Beijing established a development center CCN Open Source Innovation Joint Lab, in which will be attended by representatives of Canonical and the National University of Defense Technology of China.

The base of the product being developed for the Chinese users will be Ubuntu Kylin, who earlier this month was recognized officially supported Ubuntu edition and will be released simultaneously with the release of other branches of the official Ubuntu. Ubuntu Kylin different integrated support for Chinese language and Chinese calendar, as well as a focus on the preferences of Chinese users, including integration with the Chinese online-services.

According to Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Kylin project gives China an opportunity to create their own secure and stable operating system, developed in conjunction with the global community of developers Ubuntu. The combination of proven technology in Ubuntu with a mature ecosystem and strong OEM / ISV-partners will CCN Open Source Innovation Joint Lab to bring these benefits to the Chinese people on the whole range of available platforms, including desktops, tablets, smartphones, servers and cloud systems.

According to Jane Silber, executive director of Canonical, existing cooperation will prepare the relevant platform for the Chinese market and simplify export created by Chinese software companies, as a basis on a system will be familiar to the world of software and hardware.