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[News] Another Example of GNU/Linux Adoption in Korea's Government

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Korean Government Writes Digital Textbook on Linux

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| The government-led Korean digital textbook project will adopt Linux. The 
| Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Ministry of Education, Science and 
| Technology of Korea announced their decision to choose the open software for 
| digital textbook, the key project for the government's digital education 
| policy.     


Mobile Linux Software Vendor Purple Labs Increases Investment in Asia, Opens
Korean Office

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| Purple Labs, a supplier of Linux for mass-market 3G phones, is widening its 
| reach in Asia with the opening of a new sales and support office in Seoul, 
| South Korea.  


Earlier this month:

Linux Foundation Opens Korean Office

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| The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating
| the growth of Linux, today announced that it is opening an office in Seoul,
| Korea. Kwangjei "Daniel" Cho, former senior director of Haansoft, Inc., will
| be the Linux Foundation director of Korea.


SK [South Korea] Telecom Joins LiMo Foundation to Speed up Linux Platform

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| SK Telecom joined LiMo Foundation, the international consortium to develop
| standard Linux-based mobile platform.


Linux phone design house opens Korean office

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| A French company that designs mobile phones based on Linux and the LiMo
| Platform has announced the opening of a sales office in Seoul, Korea. The new
| Purple Labs office will be run by Grant Jang, reporting to Gordon Tsang
| (pictured), the company's SVP for Asia.



KDE in Korea

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| Places which use free software are increasing. Many people engaged in a 
| social movement are studying and using free software. They are making a film 
| with GNU/Linux systems, have meetings to bring information about Free 
| Software. I also engage in the social movement, and am making the nonprofit 
| cooperation to bring people to meet free software. (Of course I have the plan 
| to show KDE project.)     
| What are the most popular Linux distributions and software in Korea?
| As you know, Ubuntu is the most popular distribution in Linux users group, 
| Fedora is the most popular in general. The Firefox is the best well-known 
| program.   


[Korea:] Condition for Success of Embedded Linux

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| As the embedded linux is emerging as an affordable operating system for 
| digital TV sets and handsets, community developers are raising their voices 
| over the three obstacles on the success of the embedded linux.   



Sambo to Launch Linux-based PC

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| According to Haansoft, this is the first time a Korean PC brand has launched 
| a Linux-based PC.  
| he PC uses “Asianux Desktop 3” operating system along with applications 
| including Haansoft Office 2008 Linux to be launched next month. 


On what Helio has learnt: Open Source is the General Trend!

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| Helio has absorbed the idea of open source platform application, which has 
| been activated and widely used in the United States, for WDP 2.0 project. 
| Unix, SunOne, WebLogic, Commercial BPM Solution, all which was WDP 1.0 
| system-based, have been changed to open source based platforms, such as JBoss 
| and jBPM, accompanied by download servers, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 
| Web Application/Core Application/Contents download servers.     


Haansoft to donate Linux based Hangul program to Daejeon City

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| The company provided 780 copies of the Linux-based Hangul 2005 to centers 
| that house infants and small children through Childcare Center Association of 
| Daejeon city.  


North, South Korea Unite Over Linux

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| The bitter political foes will team with China on the project, tentatively 
| named "Hana Linux" 


Two Koreas Join Forces to Develop Linux

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| South and North Korea team up to develop a version of ‘Hana Linux 
| (tentatively named)’ and set standards. 


ODF a National Standard in Korea

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| The proposal for ODF to be accepted as a Malaysian Standard by SIRIM, 
| Department of Standards Malaysia and ultimately the Minister of Science, 
| Technology & Innovation is dormant for more than a year now. Four months 
| after the Malaysian proposal went to sleep, Italy made ODF a National 
| Standard. Eight months after that, Korea has followed suit. With this Korean 
| news, perhaps the Malaysian proposal will be awakened.     


Korea, No with comments to OOXML

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| Korean government concluded that OOXML is incomplete for ISO standards right 
| now and suggested some of complements for that. 


Haansoft Teams Up with Redgate, Targets Linux Market in Asia

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| Haansoft said on Wednesday that it had teamed up with domestic
| security firm Redgate to reinforce security for 'Asianux.'


First phase of Korea's open-source city is high success

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| Following the trend of open source adaptation in major cities worldwide, 
| one of the major Korean cities, Gwangju Metropolitan City, successfully 
| jumped onto the open source transition, receiving spotlight from related 
| industry. 


South Korea's ETRI develops advanced Linux desktop search system, puts end to
erroneous results

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| On 21st, South Korean R&D firm ETRI announced that they have developed new 
| Linux desktop search system, 'antbear'. The antbear can analyze and run 
| advanced text searches, producing more accurate results by precisely 
| analyzing the search words.


An open source development project 'Winter of Code' just got launched!

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| Soonseon Kwon, who runs KLDP (Korean Linux Documentation Project)
| said, "This is the first ever open source event in Korea and I hope
| it will serve as a good opportunity to promote the open source to
| Korean students. I also hope that both the students and resulting
| projects can put a positive effect on the open source community."


'Genome Project' Led by Open Source HPC

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| The BLAST tool module is highly compatible to run on Linux
| platform with advantage of considerably faster result compared
| to running on other platform.


Army Considers Shift to Open-Source Programs

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| Following the trend of the nation's government agencies, universities
| and post offices, the South Korean military is considering jumping onto
| the open-source bandwagon.

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