Software development is fast becoming one of the leading segments of China’s technology sector. A January report from research agency Forrester cites a shift in investments from the hardware segments that have helped to establish China on the world stage to software, with government and businesses making more significant purchases from the domestic markets.
Like their counterparts in the rest of the world, Chinese developers rely on open source components to push applications out faster, meeting demand from customers, and without the need to reinvent the wheel every time they need to add a feature to their products.
In recent years, we have seen significant growth in the number of Chinese repositories on sites like GitHub as developers contribute to local projects.
Despite the expansion of open source in China, there are still major issues at hand. Unfortunately due to the language barrier, many of these great repositories have not gained the proper acclaim from the rest of the development community where English is the primary language. However many of these developers are publishing their documentation of the project in Chinese. This is killing the visibility of their project and potential advancement of great new open source technologies coming out of the Far East.
To save you time from breaking your teeth over translating the different documentation of some of the great open source projects, we are highlighting 7 different projects that you really should take notice of.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – WhiteSource authored by Zev Brodsky. Read the original post at: https://resources.whitesourcesoftware.com/blog-whitesource/7-chinese-open-source-projects-you-should-know-about