"Aside from the scale of these plans, which foresee all Russian
government departments using free software, and civil servants
being trained in its use (a shrewd move), what's particularly
interesting is the formulation that open source will be the default
except where it does not have the necessary functionality. This
approach has been adopted elsewhere, and is reasonable enough,
although it's important not to allow lock-in to proprietary formats
to lock out open source solutions based on open standards."