Friday, November 20, 2015

Russian officials banned the use of foreign software – BBC Russian

Russian civil servants will not be able to use the software produced outside Russia, in the presence of Russian counterparts. This decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“To establish a ban on the admission of programs for electronic computers and databases originating from foreign countries, for the purposes of procurement for state and municipal needs,” – says the document published on the government website.

When purchasing software for state and municipal needs, customers are obliged henceforth order only Russian software.

The exception is when the software with the required functionalities, technical and performance in Russia is not.

The decision comes into force on January 1, 2016.

Since then, the state authorities will be able to buy foreign software only if in the national registry had no Russian analog, or it does not have the features you need.

is responsible for maintaining the register will be Ministry of Communications.

Now, according to the Ministry of Communications, the amount of annual license fees to foreign software vendors is about 285 billion rubles, or 45% of the total volume of Russian software. At the same time 30% of these payments fall on the public sector.


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