Chih-Wei Huang

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Chih-Wei Huang
Born (1970-11-20)November 20, 1970
Residence Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwan, R.O.C.
Occupation Programmer

Chih-Wei Huang (黃志偉) is a developer and promoter of free software who lives in Taiwan. He is famous for his work in the VoIP and internationalization and localization fields in Greater China.[1] The user name he usually uses is cwhuang.[2]


Huang graduated from National Taiwan University(NTU) in 1993, with a bachelor's degree in physics, and a master's degree in the electrical engineering department of NTU in 2000. He worked as a director in Top Technology Inc., the CTO of Citron Network Inc., and a project manager of Tecom Inc. Huang currently works as a senior researcher of Core Technology Center in ASUSTeK Computer Inc. He is one of the start members of Software Liberty Association of Taiwan (SLAT), and the first[3] and second[4] members of the SLAT Council.

Free software development[edit]

Chih-Wei Huang is the founder and coordinator of the Chinese Linux Documentation Project (CLDP). He wrote the Linux Chinese HOWTO, and translated the HOWTO Index, Linux Meta-FAQ, Serial HOWTO, DNS HOWTO, Linux Information Sheet, Java-CGI HOWTO, IP Masquerade mini-HOWTO and so on. He developed the SGMLtools Chinese Kits to solve the Chinese processing issues of SGML.[5]

He is also the second coordinator to the Chinese Linux Extensions (CLE). He has been a developer of CLE since v0.7 and became the coordinator[6] of CLE v0.9. He pushed Chinese localization in KDE, GNOME and Abiword. He worked alongside Yuan-Chung Cheng and Tung-Han Hsieh to push Arphic Technology to release four Chinese TrueType fonts for the free software community under the Arphic Public License. He also wrote a book for CLE with others.[7]

As Core Developer of GNU Gatekeeper (from 2001 to 2003), he developed new features like thread-safe runtime tables, neighbors and authentication modules, a full H.323 proxy and Citron's NAT technology. He wrote the first version of the English and Chinese manual for GnuGK.[8] He won the first prize of Open Source Contest Taiwan in 2003.[9]

He serves as a committer to KDE and GNOME,[10] where he helps to translate .po files and fixes bugs related to Chinese. He is a contributor to pyDict, OpenH323, Asterisk, GStreamer etc. He works on a way to leverage the ASUS Eee PC with the power of the free software community[11][vague] and aims to provide a complete solution for Android on x86 platform. The Eee PC, VirtualBox, and QEMU are tested OK.[12][clarification needed]

Chih-Wei Huang and Yi Sun started the Android-x86 Open Source Project in 2009. The project aims to bring Android to the x86 platform.


Here are some Chinese interviews of Chih-Wei Huang:

He talked about how to develop a VoIP business by open source model.
He talked about his free software concepts, the experiences of CLE development, and how to combine free software and business model.

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