Open-Source Software City

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= Korean government project, applied for example in the city of Kwangju


"The Three Development Phases of OSS City

Gwangju was designated as OSS City by Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA) to bring up its economy and competitiveness through IT industry using open source to construct improved infrastructures in city's key industries like opto-electronics, automobile, mobile, and semiconductor.

The project with total cost of $45.7 million in three phases will run from 2006 to 2010. The first phase began in 2006 has completed Information Strategy Planning, surveying applicable open-source areas for the city to install open-source software as a main operating system of their infrastructures. Basing from the findings the open-source solutions were applied to Gwangju Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency and Jeonnam girl's commercial high school giving channel to produce specialists through education sector.

Second phase of the project includes implementation of correction and updating from the initial case study ran from Gwangju Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency, migrate to Linux based open-source system by year 2008, and develop, modify needed business programs for the Linux platform.

The third and last phase in 2009 involves replacing main electronics systems to open-source platform and improving user-friendly open-source desktop environment. Also by coordinating with industrial, education sectors and government agencies to base open-source clusters for the pilot runs." (,39036961,39154182,00.htm)