Friday, February 09, 2007

unintended consequences of licensing enforcement

A headmaster was tried after he acquired a improperly licensed copy of windows for the school. Response: if licensed software is causing problems - stop using it.

Russian schools abandon Windows after piracy scare

Schools in the Perm region will soon quit buying software from commercial companies, said the region’s Education Minister Nikolay Karpushin. The announcement was made in line with the report on ensuring 'license purity' in the region’s schools.

According to Karpushin, schools would start using freely distributed software like the Linux OS, Russky office and Open office desktop apps, Ekho Moskvi reports.

The flavour of Linux being used will be one of the cheap localised Russian Linux distributives in Russia.

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