South Korean government will switch from Windows to open source





The government of South Korea is abandoning Windows as the support for Windows 7 stops in 2020, as the government of the country announced. The government will make the move to open source software.

Next year a pilot project to develop an open source OS, which will be ten public and private organizations in South Korea. Performed In 2018, then followed by an evaluation of the results and the savings with a switch involved, after which the project can be expanded. In 2020, then switching from Windows to be realized, writes ETNews.

To encourage the development of open source software, the government goes to support community projects and research at universities put in motion. The move was announced during the Open Source Software invigoration Policy Debate in Seoul, which was held by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning. Since the interim results were also published to the development of an open ecosystem that is not dependent on a single operating system or browser.

That has to be realized in 2017 and is based in part on HTML5, which ActiveX to sites for government to disappear. The government also wants public documents in various formats release, including hwp pdf.

The move follows the end of support for Windows XP, where the South Korean government had suffered. China also does Windows captivated for government systems, is already security was also relevant.

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