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____/ Matt on Thursday 07 Jan 2010 21:31 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Matt on Wednesday 06 Jan 2010 06:11 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Munich administration switches to OpenDocument Format
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>>>> | The LiMux project, which oversees Linux
>>>> | migration in Munich, the capital of Bavaria,
>>>> | has reached another milestone. According to a
>>>> | 2009 development review that the deputy
>>>> | project leader Florian SchieÃl has posted on
>>>> | his blog, open source OpenDocument Format
>>>> | (ODF) is now the main document exchange
>>>> | standard, with PDF being used for non-
>>>> | editable files. According to SchieÃl, the
>>>> | city administration's standard desktops now
>>>> | consist of the free OpenOffice.org office
>>>> | suite, Mozilla's Firefox browser, the
>>>> | Thunderbird email client and several other
>>>> | open source applications, such as the GIMP
>>>> | image editor.
>>> No new document lockin!
>> It's more than that.
>> Listen to what she says towards the end.
> It looks like some American woman talking about bringing FOSS to Africa.
> She talks about the users being able to pass FOSS around and modify it
> for their own purposes. I don't see that that implies anything special
> about recent events in Munich.
They can rescale without paying/relying on licences. In supercomputing that's
essential. For Munich too, once they get it right, they can spread it to other
cities as they already do (the foreign office for instance, IIRC).
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "Life is too short to proofread"
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