German City Says Openoffice Shortcomings Are Forcing it Back to Microsoft

Nov 17, 2012 Full story: CIO

The city council in Freiburg, Germany, is planning to ditch an open source office suite and go back to using Microsoft Office.

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OSB Alliance Fan

Bangalore, India

#1 Nov 21, 2012
Open letter to the City of Freiburg
The Open Source Business Alliance and other signatories recommend the Freiburg City Council is a political and sustainable decision in favor of transforming openness, transparency, participation and collaboration from 2007 to not be too hasty in a decision about to direct royalty payments to a proprietary manufacturer in the amount of . 550,000 EUR leads. Large cities such as Munich, Jena and (have been added since the completion of the opinion in the summer of 2012) Leipzig prove that LibreOffice or Apache Office implementations of the latest generation are successful. Even small towns like the town of Schwäbisch Hall or Treuchtlingen projects running with a clear focus on open office suites to the great satisfaction and have led to significant savings. Introducing the complete letter to the council and the mayor of the city of Freiburg as the text and available for download. An open letter to the city of Freiburg (pdf) The signatories to criticize particular the failure to take account of more recent version of the free office suites, as well as some misstatements in the report and in the report of the administration. Besides the OSB Alliance also have The Document Foundation, Free Office Germany eV., Federation information and communication services, and the Free Software Foundation Europe signed the letter.
Humanoid

Bangalore, India

#2 Nov 21, 2012
I guess Freiburg can go ahead with locked-in monopolistic software, spending more money than needed and Germany can possibly be the new Greece.

I feel Freiburg has forgotten the hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic. As a wise man once said ‘those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.’
Chris

Schwalbach, Germany

#3 Nov 21, 2012
Humanoid wrote:
I guess Freiburg can go ahead with locked-in monopolistic software, spending more money than needed and Germany can possibly be the new Greece.
I feel Freiburg has forgotten the hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic. As a wise man once said ‘those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.’
So funny dimwit! xD Freiburg is booming. Massive plans for the future already made including complete new city areas, football and ice hockey stadiums, extension of university etc etc. You related to Samir Patel?

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