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Old 12-28-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Putin to put Russian government on Linux by 2015

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin [cq] has ordered government agencies there to open-source software by 2015, according to translated documents. Putin's order, signed this month, follows news reports from October saying the Russian government was planning to drop Microsoft products in favor of a national open-source operating system based on Linux.

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This is the very same thing Obama is already doing in the USA.
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Not quite the same as Mr. Putin has ordered that Linux/FOSS WILL be adopted! As commenters have noted in other places, this could be interesting times for Linux in Europe... I hope so, anyway!
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I wouldn't be surprised if M$ tries to intervene by offering cheaper license fees.

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