The authorities of Ukraine’s move to Linux

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by its order dated December 23, 2009 № 1588-p endorsed the concept of public trust scientific and technical programs of the public authorities of software with open source. State Committee of Informatization defined public contracting program. Committee, along with the interested central executive bodies responsible to develop and submit within four months of the Cabinet of Ministers a draft of the state program.

The program aims to address the problem of unlicensed software by creating the conditions for use in government software with open source because of its functionality and the need to optimize the expenditure of budgetary funds.

Program implementation will be based on a study of the current state of development and use of Ukrainian software open source, an objective analysis of the domestic market to provide services using the software open source in the state, public, private and individual sectors in comparison with proprietary software. Addressing the program will be implemented through improved legal framework for issues: intellectual property rights regarding the use of software with open source, interagency coordination creating and using software with open source; Goskominformatizatsii coordinating activities and implementing programs to monitor the use of organs of state power software open source.

26 December 2009 | , body, code, power, program, software, use

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