MIMO Prepares to Slide LibreOffice Into French Ministries

They were using OpenOffice.org but with the fork to LibreOffice,

“We chose LibreOffice because we lacked visibility into the OpenOffice product and its roadmap

When we saw that the OpenOffice community was not so active and had not released a milestone for a year and a half, no update, we took the final decision to go with LibreOffice”
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That’s a reflection of the chaos at Apache Foundation which put huge effort into moving the website and modifying licences but had no idea how to deal with the desktop community. I think they made the right decision. LibreOffice is a great office suite. It’s Free Software. It’s $0 and it works.

see MIMO: a working group of French ministries to certify a LibreOffice release | Joinup.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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8 Responses to MIMO Prepares to Slide LibreOffice Into French Ministries

  1. Chris Weig says:

    Yes prefrontal cortex insult is common one that turns up when someone is being really stupid at a Linux conference.

    It’s so good, it’ll sure turn up in “Big Bang Theory”. Or perhaps not:

    http://akas.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=cortex

    Seems to be a really lame insult. Of course, the most likely explanation is that you have made this up. You seem to be a pathological liar.

    Reason its not like D*head or other insulting words.

    Oh yeah, Linus has really adopted this behaviour. He’s not using insults at all.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Chris Weig no kozmcrae use words like prefrontal cortex on and off for years now. So it would not required kozmcrae to look up a dictionary.

    The problem here you have just showing your bias. You presume Pro-Linux people don’t think. Problem is most pro-linux people do think. Its the pro Microsoft people who appear to be lobotomised and not be able to take evidence and process it into a result.

    Like Clarence Moon here companies change office suites all the time. Changing FOSS Office suite is not exactly strange. Not thinking causes his response.

    Notice you are attacking the man here Chris Weig for using big words that are his commonish words when venting frustration at some people.

    Interesting enough if you attend enough Linux Confs you will find at times they do presentations on how the human brain works. Chris Weig. These presentations cover how we deceive ourself. Since to be able to find errors you have to understand how has a human we make them.

    Yes prefrontal cortex insult is common one that turns up when someone is being really stupid at a Linux conference. Reason its not like D*head or other insulting words.

    Linux conferences are some of the most politically correct areas you can ever visit. So the insults are some of the most interesting.

  3. Chris Weig says:

    That’s an indication that you are responding to his words without the use of your prefrontal cortex.

    Wow, did you look up this word in the dictionary, kozmcrae?

    To me it seems far more likely that many of the colorful pro-Linux characters on this site were lobotomized.

  4. JR says:

    @ kozmacrae
    Judging by some comments I have seen on the net one actually wonders how many people have a prefrontal cortex, let alone use it.

  5. kozmcrae says:

    Clarence Moon wrote:

    “Sounds like a failure of FLOSS to me, Mr. Pogson.”

    Everything Robert writes sounds like a FLOSS failure to you Clarence. So there’s no variation in your statements. That’s an indication that you are responding to his words without the use of your prefrontal cortex.

  6. oiaohm says:

    Clarence Moon really is the success of FLOSS. OpenOffice had poor management its got forked and its Fork Libreoffice is going like a bat out of hell.

    Libreoffice has way more features than OpenOffice theses days.

    Of course OpenOffice might turn it around.

    Really what can you do if Microsoft decides to negligent a product you depend on. Nothing you are screwed. FLOSS you have means to vote with you feet. Currently LibreOffice is getting most of the votes.

    Clarence Moon the change from old openoffice to libreoffice current is no worse than the change between MS office 2000 and 2003. Very similar interface just the other one has more features.

    To be fair Robert Pogson Apache Foundation is doing a better job of management than either Orcale or Sun did of OpenOffice. Apache has been getting double the rate of work into OpenOffice over a time frame as Sun was doing even when they were funding full time staff. Problem is Libreoffice is doing about 20 times the work.

    Basically Libreoffice forked and basically has not looked back. There is still some unique stuff in OpenOffice these days pulled in from IBM. So openoffice might manage to get is feet under itself.

  7. Clarence Moon says:

    We chose LibreOffice because we lacked visibility into the OpenOffice product and its roadmap

    Sounds like a failure of FLOSS to me, Mr. Pogson. Some devotee of Open Office fell out of love with it and has to go through the hassle of change.

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