Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Alexander Ponosov, director of the school in the village of Sepych, Perm Territory, who has found guilty of installing pirated Windows software in 12 school computers, has changed jobs. He is now engaged in popularizing the free Linux operating system, Window's biggest competitor, after winning a competition held by the Russian Federal Education Agency (Rosobrazovanie) to test Linux in school computers in three regions of the country. Ponosov received wide attention after the local prosecutor charged him with installing pirated software in school computers.
After the Armada Co. won a competition held by Rosobrazovanie to test Linux software in Russian schools, Ponosov received several copies of the Linux operating system. They were given to him personally by Alexey Novodvorsky, deputy general director of ALT Linux, part of Armada.