Red Flag Software Co., Ltd., a fast-growing firm, makes several Linux distributions and products: Red Flag Linux, Red Flag Linux Desktop, Red Flag Cluster Server, and Red Flag Webmail Server. It was cofounded in June 2000, as a joint venture between the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), and government-owned Shanghai NewMargin Venture Capital. Jiang Mianheng, son of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, plays a prominent role in Red Flag management. The firm is partnering with many Western firms. Their headquarters is in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Their website has information, documents, downloads, product lists and images, news and announcements, and is in Chinese and English.

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With HP's Help, China's Red Flag Linux to Step onto Global Stage
HP has long relationship with firm extending to Red Flag's earliest days. Compaq Computer Corp., which HP acquired in 2002, was one of 3 original partners introducing first versions of Red Flag Linux in 1999 in China. [Computerworld]
IBM Bundles up with Chinese Linux Company
IBM expands geographic ambitions for Linux, signs deal to bundle DB2 Express version of its database software with Chinese Linux distributor, for small and medium businesses. [Cnet] (September 11, 2003)
HP, Red Flag Team on Corporate Linux
Hewlett-Packard (HP) and China-based firm have teamed to develop and market Linux software to firms in China, and later, globally; to form HP-Red Flag Linux laboratory in extant Beijing HP facilities. [ZDNETAsia] (September 03, 2003)
Oracle Sends up the Red Flag
Oracle and Red Flag Software have firmed up partnership. Oracle to certify, support 9i Database on Red Flag Linux; 9i Application Server, Collaboration Suite, E-business Suite to be available later. [The Register] (May 11, 2003)
High Prices, False Steps Help Windows Lose to Linux in China
Background story partly explains why Beijing China Linux OS vendor Red Flag exists, and is growing quickly. [The Register] (August 08, 2002)
Raising the Red Flag
History, background, many links, suggests paying more attention to this firm, request for translation assistance. Several forum comments. [Linux Journal] (January 30, 2002)
Red Flag Linux beats out Windows in Beijing
On 28 December 2001, Beijing municipal government awarded contracts for office automation, antivirus, system software, to 6 local software vendors, rejected 7th bidder: Microsoft. One winner: Linux OS vendor Red Flag. [The Register] (January 04, 2002)
Raise the Red Flag Linux
China allegedly banned use of Windows 2000 in government offices in deference to their own Linux distribution, Red Flag Linux, according to story from South China Morning Post. [Linux Journal] (January 06, 2000)
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