Linux will become public

State worried about the problem of establishing a national operating system and expects to begin development in the near future. It will appear in 2011, expect to Minkomsvyazi. According to estimates of market participants to develop a system could be spent around 600 million rubles.

In the long-term program “Information Society 2011-2020″ which recently was approved by the Governmental Commission for the implementation of information technology, will create a Russian operating system. This was yesterday told the Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Communications Ilya Massuh. He explained that at the end of this year will be a tender for the establishment of the state of the operating system, which will subsequently be used in government agencies. According to Mr. Massuha, a test version of the system may appear as early as 2011, all OS will be ready in 2013. “The development of such a product will lead to the redistribution of influence on the market. Some users move from using proprietary software to free Russian developments” - expects Mr. Massuh. He explained that the basis for a state operating system will be Linux. The press service of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications, RBC daily have not made clear exactly what version of the software would be used. Options - ALT Linux, Mandriva (part of the company bought a pro-investment fund NGI) and RedHat (negotiations with the company this winter led Minister Igor Shchegolev).

Market participants believe that to create a full-fledged operating system needs more time. Therefore, a version which will be presented in 2011, may be unfinished.

Is not so much Russia’s state operating system, as infrastructure and development based on open source, I’m sure CEO of ALT Linux Alexei Smirnov. According to him, the OS - only part of the system. “First of all you need to create development tools and the necessary base of specialists who could refine, update, or update operations

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