The Russian government approved the development of national operating system

Government commission on high technology and innovation endorsed the development of a national OS. About this newspaper Vedomosti said CEO of Sirius Leonid Uhlinov.

The OS will develop a national consortium of developers, who will lead “Sirius”, owned by Russian Technologies. It is noted that at the moment the consortium already exists, and it consists of more than 130 companies.

In the next two years on the national software platform will allocate 490 million rubles from the budget program “Information Society”. The representative of the “Sirius” has already stated that these funds will be insufficient. In this case, the entire budget of the state program that will run until 2020, is 88 billion rubles.

In mid-December the Russian government approved a plan by which all authorities will be transferred to free software. It is expected that the list of software, which will include the operating system and basic software package will be approved before the end of 2011. Completely same transition to be completed by 2015.

As stated in the summer of 2010 the deputy head of the Ministry of Communications Ilya Massuh, the first version of the national operating system must appear before the end of 2011. Presumably, it will be 90 percent based on the source code of OS kernel-based Linux.

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