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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What I hope for...
by dsmogor on Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:37 UTC
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is that Russian and Chineese special services will put now some serious effort into security screening of the cruicial OSS components.
Hacking is something their IT staff is quite competitive worldwide.
On the other hand there may be quite competition on finding (and not disclosing) holes between R and C, their foreign relations are not exactly friendly.

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