Considering all the recent scandals associated with the use of hardware and software of digital espionage devices by foreign intelligence agencies, the problem of using foreign samples of “software” seems to be really relevant. To be exact, the problem is that in our country and at industrial enterprises of the defense-industrial complex sphere they use software with closed source software by foreign developers.
According to Dmitry Rogozin, this practice must be changed at the legislative level.
Interfax cites the statement of Rogozin:
When buying overseas equipment — switches, routers, servers — we “sit down” on constantly upgrading foreign “software,” for which we do not have the source codes. It is worth considering a ban on the delivery to the public sector of equipment of those foreign sellers who do not open the source codes and do not transfer the documentation necessary for the subsequent modernization on their own.
According to Dmitry Rogozin, no one has yet canceled industrial espionage.
At the same time, the Deputy Prime Minister did not specify whether, under current conditions, it is possible to completely abandon the services of suppliers of foreign software in the event that they nevertheless decide not to transfer the necessary documentation to the Russian Federation.