You may or may not have heard of Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was visiting the secretive country North Korea. His daughter posted a blog about N-Korea which became quite popular.
Schmidt posted on his Google+ page that it "was a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open Internet." Google is a champion of a free and open web so this is a great move by Google. Well, there will be a business angle as well.
As Linux site what got our attention was the mention of Linux in his post. Schmidt clearly stated:
They also demonstrated their software and technology based on open source (mostly Linux) and it was obvious to us that access to the Internet and all of this was possible for the government, the military, and universities, but not for the general public.
You can read his entire post here.