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. â€œThe city of Munich is a healthy reference for every migration to free softwareâ€, the Document Foundation quotes its chairman Thorsten Behrens as saying, â€œit will add a significant value to our advisory board.â€
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 (DÃ©fense), Interior (IntÃ©rieur), 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.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.