Even North Korea Loves Linux and Open Source

In a bit of news that passed mostly under the radar, Internet research firm Netcraft reported last April—at a low point in relations between North Korea and Western nations and their allies—that RHEL version 5 serves the website of the Korean Central News Agency, the country’s official media outlet. CentOS, another open source platform that very closely resembles RHEL (actually, it essentially is RHEL, distributed by a third party using different binaries based on the same source code), powers the website of the newspaper Rodung Sinmun.