Signed a plan to move the authorities and public institutions on Linux

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a plan for the transition of power structures and the federal public sector to free software. According to the document, the introduction of Linux to power should begin in the II quarter of 2012

27.12.2010 it was reported that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a document that describes the timetable for the transition authorities to free software (OSS).

The document is called a "transition plan of the federal government and the federal budget institutions on the use of free software" and covers the period from 2011 to 2015

The deputy head of the Ministry of Communications Ilya Massukh told CNews, the document provides a complete transition of the federal authorities and the public sector to free software. The plan takes 17 pages, you can download it here.

By the III quarter of 2011 must be approved by the specification of data formats that will be supported by free software. By the same date, according to the plan will be developed change directions on intangible assets. This item would have to solve the old problem of accounting as a free proprietary software and free software without their own cost.

Testing of the basic package of open source software in pilot sites to begin in the II quarter of 2012 by a package of free software in government and budgetary institutions should be completed by the III quarter of 2014

One of the most interesting points of the plan was the mention of a national repository that is to be created to the II quarter 2012 Deputy Minister of Communications Ilya Massukh explained that the document refers to the "not so much an assembly repository distro Linux, many applications store similar to App Store, but for free operating systems. "

Creator of the repository will be selected either by government decree, or on a competitive basis, said Ilya Massukh.

One of the oldest open source software repositories in Russia, Sisyphus, the developer owns the eponymous distribution company "Alt Linux." According to its CEO Alexei Smirnov familiar with the plan the transition of power in the ACT, it is not about to give Sisyphus national status, but about how to make the most of it. In 2010, Sisyphus was 10, the number of packets in it exceeds 10 thousand

Interestingly, as a processing framework for the creation of the federal repository in the document mentioned the All-Russian State Information Center (OGITS,, which had a chance to become one Russian portal of public services. However, in early 2009, the project was transferred from the jurisdiction of the Research Institute "Sunrise" to "Rostelecom", and a new version of the all-Russian public services site in December 2009 was launched at

However, the technical resource base and achievements obtained during the construction of OGITS will be used to create a "national magazine SPR" assured CNews Ilya Massukh.

Document History of the transition government to free software is from 2007, when the Ministry of Communications began developing the "Concept of the development and use of free software in the Russian Federation", which was published in the spring of 2008, however, soon followed the resignation of the Minister Leonid Reiman and purpose at his post by Igor Shchegolev led revision of the concept.

Despite this, in the spring of 2008, a few days before the transfer of power to Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin, while still president of Russia, mentioned the plan migration to the ACT federal institutions on its list of instructions to the government, thus putting this task yourself.

Signed by Putin and published on the website of the government current text order was passed for approval to the Ministry of Communications of the Government in November 2010

Will the passage of the federal government in the ACT complete or partial, in any case it will have a significant positive impact on the economy, says Alexei Smirnov: "First, it would eliminate the cost of government royalties on software, and secondly, will transfer with the remaining costs for the purchase of imports from domestic manufacturers, third, spur innovation development of economy ".


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