In Russia, Source Opens You!
Jan 12, 2011, 19:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Curt Hopkins)
"While the United States seemed to move from a possible OpenID
login to more of a "secure" intranet approach, Russia has moved
from commercial software to open source. The two moves may not seem
to have much in common, but they do. Control.
"Under the banner of security, the U.S. has announced the
creation of a "verified" ID program that looks for all the world
like a walled, or at least fenced, section of the Internet. Russia
has moved to open source not out of a philosophical belief in free
software, but out of fear of American software hegemony. Back
"Putin recently signed an executive order requiring all Russian
governmental organizations and departments to go open source by
2015 and establishing the creation of a Russian open source