This year, the Korean government will expedite the development of open software (SW) related to the fourth industrial revolution such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing.
According to related organizations on March 12, the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National IT Promotion Agency (NIPA) will promote the development of key technology elements of the fourth industrial revolution such as AI, big data, smart devices, the IoT and cloud computing. To top it off, they are planning to support 18 tasks including the application of open SW to traditional industries such as the manufacturing industry and development of application software for open operating system (OS).
First, they will go ahead with the development of data virtualization, solutions and platforms using open SW in sectors such as intelligence information (AI, natural language processing, etc.), big data, smart devices, the IoT and cloud computing. Financial support will be given to SW companies so that they will be able to commercialize services and products related to five core technologies. Developed technology will be made available to anyone by releasing its source codes to open SW repositories such as GitHub and SourceForge. Morevoer, in order to expand the opening of SW, they will support the opening of source codes by companies with SW intellectual property rights.
Also in the works is the application of open SW to traditional and convergent industries to introduce open SW and use it in the field. They will also help research institutes related to traditional industries such as the manufacturing, food, agriculture and livestock industries introduce open SW and develop solutions and services.
Support will be given to the development of a work environment based on open Oss such as Linux and application software such as security and office software. They will turn application software for Windows into those for open OSs and secure utilities that enable SW such as security, remote control, and office software to run on open OSs.