News: "Under the banner of 'Hana Linux' - literally 'One' Linux - the two countries [North and South Korea] have agreed to work on a groundbreaking IT development project that might shatter the final Cold War boundary. South Korea is one of Linux's biggest converts. Since discovering the free operating system in 2003, officials have unveiled plans to switch all government-run offices to Linux. Now under the terms of the agreement signed between the two states, South Korea will set up Linux training centres in North Korea."
Good foresight. With increasing inter-Korea exchanges and trade, it may be imperative that the two sides of Korea develop and utilize compatible technologies and standards. Using the free operating system would benefit cash-short North Korea tremendously. It is this kind of long-term vision that would bring closer and help facilitate Korean reunification.
[Photo: North Korean students learn how to use computers.]