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North Korea's 'Red Star' Linux, and Is FOSS an Enemy of the State?

 

If a totalitarian regime uses Linux, does that mean Linux is an enemy of the state? That's the mind-bending question of the day following some politically charged Linuxy news that emerged over the past few weeks. North Korea, it appears, has developed its own Linux-based operating system. With a strong similarity to the Windows user interface, Red Star even comes with a Readme file including quotes from North Korean leader Kim Jong-il about how important it is for the republic "to have its own Linux-based operating system compatible with Korean traditions."

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