MOSCOW, February 17. The expert Council under the RF Ministry of communications plans to include in the register of the domestic software (SW) 50 products of Russian developers in the course of the session on Thursday, Minister of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov on air of TV channel “Russia 24”.
“Now we have 6 products in the registry. Tomorrow the regular meeting of the expert Council, planning about 50 applications about including to approve, and about 50 applications to consider it,” he said. The examination procedure which is carried out essentially by market participants themselves, provides evidence of compliance with the stated functionality of the actual product, the Minister reminded. Overall received about 600 applications for software entry in the registry of domestic SOFTWARE, said Nikiforov.
In accordance with the government decree on the introduction of restrictions on foreign purchases if domestic analogue (entered into force on 1 January 2016), the state agencies will have to purchase the software from a special Russian registry. The Minister noted that it was necessary first to develop the existing system for government agencies, and then to extend it to state-owned companies that do not fall under these requirements.
Previously, Nikiforov noted that the volume of Federal government contracts for information technology at the present time is in the year about 80 billion rubles (including communication services and some other components), the volume of regional and municipal orders about the same.
In the summer of 2015, President Vladimir Putin signed the Federal law which defined the order and conditions of recognition originating from the Russian Federation. In addition to that provided for the establishment of the Russian registry and identified the basic criteria for inclusion software products in the registry. In particular, the exclusive right to the software in the entire world and for the duration of the action should belong to Russian owners. In addition, such software should be freely accessed and distributed on the territory of the Russian Federation and the amount of the license and other payments for the year in favour of foreign copyright holders shall not be more than 30% of sales revenue.