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CNET Asia: Korea Gov't Launches Switch to Open Source

Oct 01, 2003, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Seung Eun Myung)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The South Korean government has announced a plan to have proprietary software on a substantial number of its PCs and servers replaced with open-source alternatives by 2007.

"Thousands of computers in ministries, government-linked organizations and universities in South Korea will replace the Microsoft Windows operating system and Office productivity suite with open source alternatives under the plan, according to the country's Ministry of Information and Communication.

"Twenty percent of desktop software and 30 percent of server software will be changed to open source by 2007, said a spokesperson from the Ministry of Information and Communication..."

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