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Zhou Hongyi's Talk about Open Source: It's an innovative mechanism to concentrate on major events in the new era

via:DoNews     time:2019/6/26 17:15:38     readed:273

"There's a joke in the industry that when GitHub goes bankrupt, China's AI will go back five years. Why? Because many of the AI computing frameworks we use are based on international open source code. Zhou Hongzhen said.

Without open source software, China's Internet might not develop so fast; without open source Android system, ChinaMobile phoneIndustry may not sweep the world; without open source code, China's AI industry may not be so prosperous. "Therefore, I think open source is not only a software development method, but also an economic development form and an innovation mechanism."

According to foreign media reports, recently the US technology giant IBM won unconditional approval from the European Union to buy Red Hat, the largest open source operating system company, for $34 billion. A year ago,MicrosoftGitHub, the world's largest open source grass-roots website, was acquired for $7.5 billion.

On the contrary, in China, some companies turn foreign open source things into their own and then become closed source. It is very difficult for them to produce sustained innovation. Zhou Hongzhen said that in many areas today, I am afraid it is impossible to simply put technicians together to develop a fully market-oriented product, "but the open source mechanism provides a mechanism for partnership and innovation, and my understanding is to concentrate on big things in the new era."

Zhou Hongyi cited examples.HUAWEIToday, we may face a difficult choice. If we can't use Android's operating system, Huawei may launch its own Hongmeng operating system.

In his view, if Huawei can make up its mind to open the operating system like Android and turn it into an ecological operating system jointly built by the entire Chinese Internet industry, with the wisdom of the Chinese people and the open source methodology, Huawei's operating system may also become a global operating system in the next five years.

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