If we think of the desktop market at all, we think of applications like Firefox, downloaded by individuals. That's not an opportunity, just a drain on proprietary rivals. The money is on the server side.
There, you see small businessmen using online communities to choose desktop programs that will run their businesses cheaply and comply with licensing laws.
Ask Americans about the best sponsors of open source and they are likely to mention Mozilla, Eclipse and Red Hat. In China the big names are IBM, Sun and Google. These are American companies businesses trust, and that trust is a very important asset there.
China is an immense IT market, and it can be a great source of open source ideas. It is important that we understand what people care about there, and where they might be able to help.