The battle for the Russian national government order for the operating system

State corporation Russian Technologies completes deal to buy blocking stake in one of the leading Russian developers of the operating system[/[t:tag slug=sistema]system (OS) - OOO “Alt Linux” (brand Alt Linux). Almost simultaneously minority interest in a French developer of software Mandriva acquired fund NGI. The project is overseen adviser to President Leonid Reiman. In fact, there are two different projects of a national OS developers who have sought public finance for the implementation of its products to government, government institutions and enterprises of the defense complex. The volume of procurement for the supply of IT-products is estimated at $ 12 billion annually.

State corporation Russian Technologies buys stake in OOO “Alt Linux. Source for IT-market, argues that the deal to acquire a blocking stake in this company is in the final stage and already have an agreement on bringing the share of state corporations to the control.

This information was confirmed in the Russian Technologies, specifying that the buyer of shares in the “Alt Linux” advocates “Concern” Sirius “, a 100%-owned Russian Technologies. According to the Russian Technologies, the partners intend to develop existing projects “Alt Linux” in the field of education and commissioning of “electronic government”.

A representative of ALT Linux, yesterday confirmed the deal with Russian Technologies, abandoning the more detailed comments. Sources familiar situation, assess the amount of the transaction “in a few million dollars.”

Owners of LLC “Alt Linux” is a company “Open source” (51%), Alexei Novodvorsky (20%), Alexei Smirnov (19%), and Anton and Vladimir Faryginy (5%). According to SPARC, revenue for the year 2008 - 35.7 million rubles., Net profit - 225 thousand rubles.

8 July 2010

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