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[News] Another Linux Alliance Born to Promote Linux in Russian Schools

  • Subject: [News] Another Linux Alliance Born to Promote Linux in Russian Schools
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 00:38:48 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Second Linux-alliance formation in struggle for schools

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| A competitor to the recently created OS Linux software developers’ alliance 
| is to appear in the near future. St. Petersburg Company Linux Ink has 
| developed a project within which the domestic open-source community 
| participants are suggested to enter an alternative consortium. It is to forge 
| active PR-operations and close cooperation with educational institutions, the 
| organizers say. They also offer their own development methods for 
| Linux-products, which are to be used in Russian schools.      



Linux-alliance sets free school software in Russia

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| Russian Linux software developers have created an alliance to jointly 
| participate in tenders to supply schools with open source software. The total 
| number of specialist entering the alliance has exceeded the given number in 
| Mandriva and Ubuntu Canonical producer, all in all. In case of successful 
| pilot project implementation the open source software is to be installed in 
| every Russian school together with Microsoft and other propriety software.      


Open source software gets a chance in Russia

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| CNews found out a pilot open source software project was to be launched in 
| the educational institutions in Tomsk Region and Tatarstan. According to the 
| Ministry of Communication plans, in case of its successful implementation up 
| to the 2009 year end an alternative software package is to be installed in 
| all the Russian schools. The main domestic Linux distributors have got 
| interested in the pilot project.     


Russian government to finance Linux version for schools

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| Russian Ministry of Finance approved RUR 3 bln financing from state budget 
| for software on school computers.  


Experiment: first schools install Linux

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| "If the results are positive, the committee will suggest installing 
| Linux in all schools", Igor Bazlov added.


Russian schools abandon Windows after piracy scare 

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| Microsoft says that the incident has nothing to do with them, but it 
| appears that Russian schools in the area are so scared about being shipped 
| off to a Siberian Gulag, that they are buying Linux gear instead.
| [..]
| According to Karpushin, schools would start using freely distributed
| software like the Linux OS, Russky office and Open office desktop apps,
| Ekho Moskvi reports.


Linux and Windows in Russian schools

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| I just noticed this blog entry (in Russian) from an advanced Linux
| user, where he offers free help to every teacher (or their boss) 
| who'd like to start teaching Linux, and gives a few links to
| other such projects, such as "The winter Linux school for teachers"
| (in Russian) organized by ALTLinux together with a few other
| institutions. A few other projects do exist. Hopefully, such
| projects, together with the "antipiracy" campaign will lead to
| more Linux and open source in Russian schools.


Russian Government Will Migrate to OpenSource

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| Russia decided to follow after EU countries, where opensource
| solutions are more spread then in Russia. Currently, some Russian
| companies can offer their own Desktop Linux OS (the major companies
| are ASPLinux, ALTLinux, Linux-Online and LinuxCenter).


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