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Open Source Tour of Europe: Russia

Jun 12, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Given that open source software is essentially a communist plot to undermine America and the global software industry (joke) you'd expect Russia to be one of the most proactive adopters of open source software. Recent reports from Matt Asay and Egor Grebnev confirm that Russia is warming up to open source.

"According to Grebnev, the Russian Ministry on Information Technology and Communications recently published a roadmap for the government adoption of free software, and while it is not a binding policy, its aim is 'to strengthen the local software development industry and increase involvement of Russian programmers in development of software for government and municipal needs...'"

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