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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Distrust
by Delgarde on Thu 13th Jan 2011 20:55 UTC
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

So, what you're really saying is "why countries with an uneasy relationship with the US distrust operating systems made by US companies"?

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RE: Distrust
by ngnr on Fri 14th Jan 2011 00:31 in reply to "Distrust"
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2008-01-16

Totally true.

In South America, Venezuela made the same move a couple of years ago.

It wasn't because of the benefits of open source, it was mostly because they wanted to avoid a OS made by the "Empire" and because it was "free($)".

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