Tag Archives: free software

Russian Bill makes Free Software a Public Priority

By | December 7, 2016

Legislators have drafted a bill that will boost Free Software on multiple levels within the Russian Federation’s public sector. The draft, approved by the Russian Federation’s Duma (lower chamber) in mid-October, requires the public sector to prioritise Free Software over proprietary alternatives, gives precedence to local IT businesses that offer Free Software for public tenders,… Read More »

Free vs. Non-free Softwares: the blurred edges.

By | September 21, 2016

The main feature that distinguishes free from non-free software is not price, but freedom. So even if you are not paying for a particular software it doesn’t mean that it is free software. To clarify this issue let get some definitions going…             Proprietary (Non-Free) Software A proprietary software is… Read More »