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03.21.08

Quick Mention: Freiburg City Council in Migration to OpenDocument Format

Posted in Europe, GNU/Linux, Office Suites, OpenDocument, OpenOffice at 1:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yes, it’s another piece of domino in this chain. Germany’s OpenDocument strategy appears to be paying off.

DE: One fifth of Freiburg city council migrated to OpenOffice

In the German city of Freiburg, four hundred of the two thousand PCs used by the city council are now running OpenOffice.

The migration to the Open Source suite of office applications is a intermediate goal, saving the city up to half a million euro in licence costs. The city’s final aim is to switch to an Open Source desktop.

The council began its office application migration last July, when it decided to use the ISO-approved Open Document Format (ODF) as a document standard.

Other recent news from Germany:

And the good news keeps coming at a rapid pace. this is why Microsoft is so frantic about ISO and OOXML.

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