South Korean Government to Develop Web-Based OS

South Korea, Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Deputy Minister Jae-hong Kim :

We plan to develop Korea’s own web-based operating systems by forming a consortium of local companies.

We will forge ahead in developing a new kind of operating system, which is being seen as a next-generation product, in order to build the kind of advantage we do not enjoy in the market for smartphones and tablet PCs, which is dominated by Google and Apple.

I highly recommend the South Korean government not to get involved in developing an operating system. Instead it should step aside and simply suggest to either Samsung or LG to purchase webOS from HP.