South Korean Goverment Adopting Mozilla and Other Open Source Software

Wednesday October 29th, 2003

Seokchan Yun writes: "The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) in Korea has announced the start of an open-source testbed to use open-source software instead of commercial products. As a first step, organizations including the South Korea Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA) and the Korea Association of Information and Telecommunication will switch to open-source software such as the Linux operating system and Mozilla Web browser for both desktop PCs and servers. You can read this news from ZDnet: Korea launches a switch to open source.

"On October 29th 2003, MIC of Korea added two organizations: Chuncheon Cityhall and GangWon Provincial University. And KIPA started the cross-browser plan for all government organizations to change their HTML, CSS and JavaScript coding to be independent of Microsoft Internet Explorer. It means the Korean government is continually pushing open-source policy in the level of government organization."

#1 Link?

by eiseli

Thursday October 30th, 2003 12:02 AM

Channy, do you have a link to the press release of the MIC? The only news I find are:

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#2 Re: Link?

by channy

Thursday October 30th, 2003 1:00 AM

Eiseli, MIC didn't release this article in english. This release is KIPA's of MIC's branch. You can also read released news in ZDnet. Also there are some korean newspaper link in korean if you want.