FreeBSD vs Russian's laws

Jeff Laine wtf.jlaine at
Sat Oct 31 22:17:49 UTC 2009

On Sat,31-10-2009 [17:56:22], Vagner wrote:
> Good day! I wanted to share with you the situation in Russia and hear
> advice. In Russia introduced a law "On personal data" and the
> corresponding standarts. In accordance with these standarts process
> personal data (ie 80% of all data in the enterprise) can only by
> certified operating systems and software.
> Certified happening in the Federal Security Service in Russia (FSB in USA). But FreeBSD doesn't certify anyone.
> That  is, in Russia are trying to ban the use os Freebsd and similar.
> For the use of face criminal liability. What do i do not kwow, but
> 	refuse to use FreeBSD, i don't intend to. How do you fight
> 	against corruption & bureaucraty in the government itself? Thks

It would be really interesting to hear the opinion of some Russian ISPs and major web services providers 
on this point. I.e. or which are known to run their services on freebsd in a rather
large scale.

Best regards,

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