Despite a public outcry the move to return to M$’s office suite continues in Freiburg. The city has decided on its own and is ignoring the city council’s interest in the matter, citing only a secret report about interoperability and cost. Tellingly, while no money was available to migrate to OpenOffice.org there is money to migrate back to M$’s office suite… I think it’s time for citizens to vote in other parties who are solidly in favour of lower costs in IT.
“The report has not been shared with the members of the city council. Requests by the press and by the Free Software Foundation Europe to publish the report were denied by the city.”