State Duma deputy, Robert Schlegel, introduced a bill directing the Russian state agencies to use only free software

Under this bill, to use a commercial proprietary software, the state or state-financed organization will be to get a special permit by submitting an application detailing the reasons why it can not use the ACT.

This law is not new: its analogues have been in place in many countries. Pioneer of the mandatory use of free software in state agencies was Venezuela, which adopted in 2004, the famous decree of 3390, enjoining the public authorities of Venezuela to use free software. Venezuela has achieved much through this rule in recent years: for instance, the money saved the state has already purchased and put the country’s students have more than one million laptops based on Linux.

1 April 2011

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The Russian government approved the development of national operating system

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