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Russian President Proposes Creative Commons-Style Rules Baked Directly Into Copyright

http://www.techdirt.com

Glyn Moody now points us to the news that (Russian President) Medvedev appears to be going even further than just condemning today's copyright laws. He's now looking to adjust Russia's copyright laws in the other direction.

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Putin Orders Russian Move to GNU/Linux

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

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

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Microsoft Pulls an EDGI in Russia to Block GNU/Linux in Schools

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Microsoft is dumping Windows on all Russian schools in order to hinder the nationwide migration to GNU/Linux, which it has already attempted to derail several times before

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What Microsoft Does to GNU/Linux in Russian Schools

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As Russia prepares to move to GNU/Linux Microsoft is sitting on its veins

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Free Software for All Russian Schools in Jeopardy

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

Last year Russia announced an ambitious plan to use free software for all its schools. Now, it seems, things aren't going so smoothly. Funds have been cut back, faulty discs containing free software were sent out - and Microsoft is offering special deals on Windows XP...

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60 thousand Russian teachers to learn Linux by the end of 2009

http://profy.com

The plan is that 60 thousand Russian teachers will be able to complete the training and testing procedure by the end of 2009 which means that as soon as next year all the schools in Russia will be able to switch to open-source software which definitely should be appreciated by the open-source community.

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From Russia with Linux

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

I came across two seemingly unrelated reports, one from the Register, stating that Microsoft will offer a choice of browsers in the EU version of Windows 7 and one from FAS Russia, which began proceedings in a case against several major hardware manufacturers. If this is the shape of things to come, it could mean the OS landscape is about to change.

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How Microsoft Sabotages GNU/Linux Adoption in Russian Schools

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft uses government funds to spread Microsoft dependency and also sabotages GNU/Linux migrations by advocating unlicensed Windows (which later they will whine about)

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Russia to Microsoft: Stop Forcing People to Buy Windows

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Microsoft's uncompromisable bundling of Windows leads to antitrust probe in Russia

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Russia to create "National OS" Based on GNU/Linux?

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

Domestic IT community has asked the president to support the idea of the operating system. Future developers Russian «national operating system» can get support in the form of federal target programs. In any case, the authors expect this letter to President Dmitry Medvedev, who is now preparing for the State Duma.

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Vladivostok Gives Free GNU/Linux Netbooks

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

I've written before about the increasing uptake of, and innovation around, free software in Russia. Here's another fascinating experiment, involving the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services, which is giving students netbooks running the Mandriva distro:

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Russia's Open Source Revolution

http://reddevil62-techhead.blogspot.com

WHAT does Microsoft do when someone says: No, sorry, we do not want to use your software any more. If that someone is a small business operating in an increasingly cut-throat world, a great deal of pressure can be brought to bear on them to fall into line.

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*All* Russian Schools to Use Free Software

http://www.computerworlduk.com

"I've often lamented how few schools in the UK use free software, and how difficult it is to break the lock that Microsoft has on the entire educational system. The pathetic state here is highlighted by contrast with Russia, which is making amazing strides in rolling out open source to schools..."

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Russian Post migrates to Linux for losses

http://eng.cnews.ru

The Russian Post has started testing the free software to be used in ordinary post offices. Cutting costs for software is one of the main reasons to migrate to Linux. No details are reported. However, according to some sources, the Russian Post might prefer Red Hat.

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Three myths Microsoft tells Russia

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I'm at the Moscow airport getting ready to fly back to the United States. Before I leave, however, I figured it would be good to note (and then bury) three myths that I heard perpetuated by Microsoft at the Interop Moscow conference. They've been largely discredited elsewhere, but it appears Microsoft prefers to keep regurgitating the party line until abject ridicule sets in.

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