China has only 3,000 skilled Linux software engineers and most of them do not experience professional Linux trainings, according to China Electronics. China’s Linux firm flagship RedFlag has about 70 Linux developers.
In 2005, China’s Linux market reached USD 11.8 million, up 27% over 2004, according to IDC report. IDC also expects in China the Linux market to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34% to USD 51 million in 2010 from 2006.
The Linux market, including the desktop segment, in the exploding Chinese market is expected to grow by nearly five-fold over the next five years according to a recently released report.