Adviser to the Directorate for Information Technologies of the Analytical Center Ivan Kudryashov took part in the Russian Open Source Summit 2014 dedicated to development of open-source software in Russia.
Participants of the Summit titled as «From open codes to open standards and platforms» spoke about a shift in priorities for using open-source software and implementing it as a universal technology platform for interoperability of information systems.
Ivan Kudryashov spoke about open-source software implementation in the public sector during the section on «Open standards and platforms: a guarantee of interoperability»
«The contracting authority often opts for specific version which exist in the market, instead of choosing between open-source and proprietary software», expert pointed out. However, according to him, the open-source software aspirations to use open standards as well as severe competition between open-source and proprietary software contributes to interoperability development of the existing software platforms. In a number of cases it make it possible to ignore the criteria of information compatibility with software already implemented by the contracting authority.