One of the neat things about FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) is that instead of paying for licences, using organizations have better options:
- hiring people to develop the software, thus maximizing features desirable for the organization and feeding the local economy, and
- supporting the people who develop the software in other ways.
With LibreOffice, which is software useful for many organizations and individuals around the world for producing, changing and presenting documents of many kinds, look who is giving back:
- The City of Munich is providing a venue and facilities for the LibreOffice Hackfest 2011, and
- DBI Gmbh is providing food and beverages for the LibreOffice Hackfest 2011
We all know The City of Munich is in the process of migrating the majority of its PCs to GNU/Linux and has migrated all its employees to OpenOffice.org. DBI Gmbh is a business that provides IT services especially software migration. These are two examples of organizations giving back to the FLOSS community to make better software for the world.