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Linux Being Launched at Schools

Oct 26, 2007, 15:45 (2 Talkback[s])

"The project to install open-source software at schools has been launched in Russia. The first stage involves the tender, which is to be held by the Ministry of Communications, to develop software for the pilot regions. According to the tender procedure the bidders are given a month and a half to assemble and test the distributive. The results of the tender are planned to be announced on November 30th. The winner will get 70 mln. rubles ($ 2.81 mln).

"A decisive battle in the fight against piracy at schools and for the software legality has started. The competition to supply schools with the open source software started on October 15th, so on November 30th the results will be announced..."

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