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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.

Open source refers to programs, of which source codes are available for use or modification by anyone. The codes are not owned by an individual or company.

The Army yesterday said investigations are now underway on the viability of using many open-source programs rather than using them only for trials, as it does now.

``We've checked whether open-source programs work for our systems,'' an Army spokesman said. ``But we have yet to make any decision.''

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