Russian teacher launched a campaign against Microsoft

A Russian schoolteacher who became a popular hero after he was put on trial for using pirated Microsoft programs has launched a campaign against the software giant's global domination. During his trial, Russian media portrayed Alexander Ponosov as a hero in a David-and-Goliath battle against big corporations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Soviet leader Mikhail […]

A Russian schoolteacher who became a popular hero after he was put on trial for using pirated Microsoft programs has launched a campaign against the software giant's global domination.

During his trial, Russian media portrayed Alexander Ponosov as a hero in a David-and-Goliath battle against big corporations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev spoke out in his support.

Ponosov announced on Tuesday he is founding a lobby group whose aim is to reduce Russia's dependence on software produced by firms like Microsoft and instead promote so-called open-source software.

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