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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. The user name he usually uses is cwhuang.
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 and second members of the SLAT Council.
Free software development
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.
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 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.
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. He won the first prize of Open Source Contest Taiwan in 2003.
He serves as a committer to KDE and GNOME, 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[vague] and aims to provide a complete solution for Android on x86 platform. The Eee PC, VirtualBox, and QEMU are tested OK.[clarification needed]
Here are some Chinese interviews of Chih-Wei Huang:
- He talked about how to develop a VoIP business by open source model.
- 2004, Taiwan.CNET, A special report for seeking the power of free software in Taiwan - An interview of Chih-Wei Huang
- He talked about his free software concepts, the experiences of CLE development, and how to combine free software and business model.
- Famous Linux contributors in Greater China (中國 Linux 的傑出人物)
- "Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86". www.android-x86.org. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
Current project maintainer is Chih-Wei Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The list of first members of SLAT Council Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- The list of second members of SLAT Council Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Chinese Linux Documentation Project Archived January 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- "Taiwan.CNET A special report for seeking the power of free software in Taiwan (尋找台灣自由軟體力量專題報導)". Archived from the original on 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- 中文延伸套件使用指南 for CLE[permanent dead link] v0.9p1 ISBN 957-30701-0-3
- GnuGK Paper for ICOS 2003 Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
- 2003 中華民國軟體自由協會軟體競賽得獎名單
- KDE SVN account
- EeeCommunity @ SourceForge
- *Android-x86 @ Google code