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.