Chih-Wei Huang

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chih-Wei Huang
Born (1970-11-20) November 20, 1970 (age 53)
NationalityTaiwan (ROC)
OccupationProgrammer at the Wayback Machine (archived 2009-08-14)

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "中国Linux的杰出人物". (in Chinese). 2005-09-29. Retrieved 2024-02-19.
  2. ^ "Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86". Retrieved 2016-10-05. Current project maintainer is Chih-Wei Huang (
  3. ^ The list of first members of SLAT Council Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ The list of second members of SLAT Council Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Chinese Linux Documentation Project Archived January 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ 中文延伸套件使用指南 for CLE[permanent dead link] v0.9p1 ISBN 957-30701-0-3
  8. ^ GnuGK Paper for ICOS 2003 Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ 2003 中華民國軟體自由協會軟體競賽得獎名單
  10. ^ KDE SVN account
  11. ^ EeeCommunity @ SourceForge
  12. ^ *Android-x86 @ Google code

External links[edit]