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In Russia, Source Opens You!

Jan 12, 2011, 19:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Curt Hopkins)


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"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 Door

"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 software repository."

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