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There are days of frenetic activity, days of realization when one awakens and the truth is as plain as the sun in the sky…free open source is the way to save money for government and education. 

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Then, you read announcements like this one and the truth is driven home. What truth that is, you tell me.

If Google translate is to be trusted, a Russian publication has claimed that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed an order to transition the technological “power structures and the federal budget to free software” starting in the second quarter of 2012.

The 17-page document, “Transition Plan of the Federal Authorities and Federal Budgetary Institutions to Free Software,” covers the period from 2011 to 2015.

According to Deputy Head of the Ministry of Communications Ilya Massuh, the document describes a complete transition of the federal government and state employees to GNU/Linux.

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Russians embrace freedom…funny, huh? 

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