Academician Ni Guangnan Talked about Information Technology Application Innovation Industry: Who takes the initiative in developing open source software will take the lead in the development of new information technology
On the morning of May 27, the third lecture of the Science and Technology Innovation Lecture Series jointly sponsored by Shenzhen Innovation and Development Institute, Boyan Graduate School of Business, Shenzhen Enterprise Confederation and Shenzhen Harmony Club was successfully held.
The Science and Technology Innovation Lecture Series is an open forum of high standards, focusing on cutting-edge technology trends around the world, national strategic emerging industries in China, and scientific and technological innovation topics that are concerned by all sectors of society. To meet the needs of industrial development in Shenzhen, the lecture series invites Academicians and scientists from all around the world who have made outstanding contributions in scientific and technological innovation to share the developments, innovations, trends and prospects in related fields, in order to promote in-depth communication of scientific research and industrial development and enhance the technological innovation atmosphere in Shenzhen and even the whole country. The lectures are given in Shenzhen Innovation and Development Institute which is located in Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation Zone for Technology and Innovation - the forefront of technological innovation in Shenzhen.
Mr. Ni Guangnan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and researcher in Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, gave a speech on Seize the Opportunity of Open Source Software Development, Build a Community of a Shared Future in the Open Source Field, introduced the history of open source software, the logic and pattern of operations, and the current situation of open source software in China, provided some suggestions for future development of open source community in China. Ni thinks that the current situation of open source community in China has three features. Firstly, although open source software is widely used in China, it has not received enough investment from the government and the society. Secondly, while China is the second largest contributor to open source after the U.S., we do not have a say in international open source community, let alone to be a leader. Thirdly, with a lot of related research having been done in China, they are unable to influence or lead the development of the open source industry, thus failing to make achievements in a systematic way. Therefore, Ni suggests that we should support the development of China’s open source funds in multiple ways.
It is a big goal to build an open source community of a shared future. Ni insisted that the one who takes the initiative in developing open source software will take the lead in the development of new information technology. For that purpose, scientists and related departments shall work together to boost this industry in China .
To learn more about Li’s views on Information Technology Application Innovation Industry, please click 倪光南院士：谁掌握了开源主动权，谁就掌握了信息技术发展主动权 - 研究院动态 (cxsz.org)