The diffusion of the Internet is promoting new international alliances around the world. Responding to the alliances rapidly being formed in North America and EU, Asian countries need to build true partnerships in this area. As the first step, we plan to conduct an experiment on open source software development by multinational teams in Asia.

Because one of the unique characteristics of this experimental project is the pursuit of collaboration among heterogeneous groups across country borders, in this experiment, we won't use English as a standard language. We feel that the language barrier among participants will be successfully overcome through the use of machine translation tools. Furthermore, participants of this experiment should overcome translation mistakes through intense and frequent communications with others.

The definite goal of this experiment is the pursuit of globalization with cultural heterogeneity (unlike the current trend of globalization through standards) for the next generation. Given that the first phase of globalization is standardization of platforms, this experiment targets the second phase of globalization, which respects different cultures and seeks harmony among them through intercultural (multilingual) communications.