Linked by runjorel on Thu 13th Jan 2011 19:35 UTC
Linux "At the end of 2010, the 'open-source' software movement, whose activists tend to be fringe academics and ponytailed computer geeks, found an unusual ally: the Russian government. Vladimir Putin signed a 20-page executive order requiring all public institutions in Russia to replace proprietary software, developed by companies like Microsoft and Adobe, with free open-source alternatives by 2015."
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RE: Comment by robojerk
by Nth_Man on Fri 14th Jan 2011 10:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by robojerk"
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Don't they (the governments) already have access to Microsoft's source code.

Those governments don't know. This has been discussed previously,

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