French Ministries and Munich Give Back By Joining TDF

There are many ways FLOSS is funded. Organizations can hire individual developers to contribute, make donations or even join as Munich recently did with The Document Foundation.“In Munich, LibreOffice is now used on 16,000 PC workstations. “The city of Munich is a healthy reference for every migration to free software”, the Document Foundation quotes its chairman Thorsten Behrens as saying, “it will add a significant value to our advisory board.”
MIMO, set-up in 2005, represents about half a million users of LibreOffice and the closely related Apache OpenOffice, at nine French ministries – Energy (Ecologie), Defence (Défense), Interior (Intérieur), Justice, Agriculture, Culture and Communication, Education and Finance. The Interior Ministry is responsible for the largest deployment of LibreOffice, with 240,000 desktops.”
MIMO, an organization promoting FLOSS amongst French ministries, joined years ago. The Document Foundation grows in strength and breadth as more of the world becomes free of that other OS and its “partners”. One of the biggest lock-ins to monopoly for businesses and large organizations has been the office suite. One of the biggest steps an organization can take towards freedom is to adopt LibreOffice.

See Munich 2nd public administration in Libreoffice NGO.

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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