Linux unites North and South Korea

Who would have thought that an operating system could bring about world peace?

Who would have thought that Linux could bring about world peace? As it turns out, North and South Korea are partnering on the development of a common Linux distribution that could ease integration if the two countries ever decided to unite, as The Guardian reports:

Under the banner of "Hana Linux" - literally "One" Linux - the two countries 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.

Peace, love, and Linux? Maybe. Maybe not. But it's very cool to see the two governments collaborating on IT, if little else.

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