Russian Linux questioned

Deputy Minister of Communications Ilya Massukh resigned in May. Yesterday, he told “Vedomosti” that clashed with the minister. According Massukh Minister Nikiforov said that the development of national software platform (NPP) is futile. Instead, you need a global agreement with Microsoft for all the organs of executive power - it will give special rates and thereby increase the effectiveness of public procurement. At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum Nikiforov met with top managers of Microsoft, said Massukh. Global Agreement with vendors for state agencies - a quick victory, which came to nothing lead, he said. Now Russia - one of the few countries in the world that can make their own operating systems. And the conclusion of contracts with foreign companies puts an end to the domestic industry, as giants such as Google, Microsoft, are not interested in the development of Russian programmers, said Massukh.

At the forum the minister met with the president of Microsoft International, Jean-Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft, and in Russia, Nikolai Pryanishnikov, a representative reiterated Microsoft. At the meeting, it was a potential cooperation, in particular the use of cloud technologies in the work of public authorities and businesses. However, commercial contracts were not discussed, he said.

On the development of RPE - “Russian analog of Windows” - in the Ministry of Communications spoke in the summer of 2010 was planned that the new platform will move state agencies and schools. As a basis, it was decided to take the distribution of the freely available Linux operating system open source. The budget of this project amounted to 490 million rubles. In December 2011 there was a competition to develop a prototype platform, which has been selected four different distribution. Competition for the creation of the OS itself is not performed.

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