Free software history and evolution in the former Soviet Union: Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine

Posted by fsmdave on Mar 11, 2006 4:29 AM EDT
Free Software Magazine; By Gianluca Pignalberi
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A short analysis of the free software world in three countries of the former Soviet Union

“Former Soviet Union” is a term that often makes people think of a somehow original concept of freedom and democracy. Anyway, even there, people always have had the will to express their ideas and opinions.

How could native geeks and computer scientists/engineers miss the opportunity to contribute to the free software movement as another expression of freedom and democracy? In this article, hopefully the first of a short series, I will try to outline the rise and growth of free software in the former USSR by interviewing some of the key individuals.


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