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 works on the VoIP and internationalization and localization fields in Greater China.[1] The user name he usually uses is cwhuang.[citation needed]


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[2] and second[3] members of the SLAT Council.

Free software development[edit]

Chih-Wei Huang is the founder and coordinator of Chinese Linux Documentation Project (CLDP)

He wrote the Linux Chinese HOWTO, and translate HOWTO Index, Linux META-FAQ, Serial HOWTO, DNS HOWTO, Linux Information SHEET, Java-CGI HOWTO, IP Masquerade mini-HOWTO and so on. He developed a utility named SGMLtools Chinese Kits to solve the Chinese processing issues of SGML.[4]

He is also the second coordinator of Chinese Linux Extensions (CLE).:He was a developer of CLE since v0.7, and became the coordinator[5] of CLE v0.9. He pushed the Chinese localization for KDE, GNOME, Abiword. He co-worked with Yuan-Chung Cheng, Tung-Han Hsieh to push ARPHIC Inc. to release four Chinese truetype fonts for the free software community under Arphic Public License. He also wrote a book for CLE with others.[6]

As Core Developer of GNU Gatekeeper (from 2001 to 2003), he developed new features like thread-safed runtime tables, neighbors and authentication modules, full H.323 proxy and the Citron's NAT technology. He wrote the first version of English and Chinese manual for GnuGK.[7] He won the first prize of Open Source Contest Taiwan in 2003.[8]

He serves as The committer of KDEGNOME,[9] and helps to translate the .po files and fixes bugs related to Chinese. He is the contributor of pyDictOpenH323AsteriskGStreamer etc. He works on a way to leverage the ASUS Eee PC with the power of the free software community.,[10] and aims to provide a complete solution for Android at x86 platform. Eee PCVirtualBoxQEMU are tested OK.[11]

Chih-Wei Huang and Yi Sun originated the Android-x86 Open Source Project which aims to bring Android to the x86 platforms since 2009.


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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Famous Linux contributors in Greater China (中國 Linux 的傑出人物)
  2. ^ The list of first members of SLAT Council
  3. ^ The list of second members of SLAT Council
  4. ^ Chinese Linux Documentation Project
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ 中文延伸套件使用指南 for CLE v0.9p1 ISBN 957-30701-0-3
  7. ^ GnuGK Paper for ICOS 2003
  8. ^ 2003 中華民國軟體自由協會軟體競賽得獎名單
  9. ^ KDE SVN account
  10. ^ EeeCommunity @ SourceForge
  11. ^ *Android-x86 @ Google code

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