“the amount of money the government has budgeted for buying proprietary software licences will be lowered to 750,000 euro, a reduction of 25 per cent compared to last year. "We will use these savings on further developing Platino. And we’re strongly encouraging the use of OpenOffice."”
What are you waiting for, Canada? The longer you wait to switch to FLOSS for IT, the deeper the hole you will have dug with M$’s spade… Now is the time to switch to GNU/Linux and FLOSS applications. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux because it works for you and not for M$ and “partners”. We taxpayers demand efficient use of our taxes. Get on with it.