Alexander Ufimtsev writes "CNews reports that the Russian Ministry of Information and Communication has come up with an ingenious plan to prevent Alexander Ponosov-like cases once and for all by purchasing a blanket software licenses for all schools in the country (English translation).
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With this communist era plan looking very likely to be approved, soon we could be witnessing beginning of the end of open source movement in Russia."
After studying the needs of regions, Ministry of Information and Communication formed the a unified list of software for school computers. This list includes operating system, office, graphical editors and antivirus software...