“con OpenOffice la spesa annuale per singolo utente Ã¨ stata stimata pari a oltre 500 Euro, ben superiore rispetto alla precedente spesa annuale per utente di Office pari a circa 118 Euro
Google’s Translation:with OpenOffice annual spending per user has been estimated at over 500 euros, much higher than the previous annual spending Office user of about 118 Euro”
See A Pesaro lâ€™Ufficio a Cielo Aperto: grazie a Microsoft al Comune di Pesaro lo Smart Working Ã¨ una realtÃ Yes, right. If you believe a Free download and copying files costs more than paying M$ its $billions, I have a bridge in New York I can sell you…
No, of course, there are two sides to the story. The town of Pesaro did not do due diligence and they invented problems for OpenOffice.org by allowing staff to use a mix of ancient copies of that other office suite and OpenOffice.org. A switch to LibreOffice properly enforced would have fixed those problems. It’s a sign of the growing desperation of M$ over its dying monopoly that it would stoop so low to try to score points. You’d think they’d weigh the cost of seeing the truth juxtaposed with their lies on .eu sites widely read by governments in the region…
“Advocates of the use of free and open source software by public administrations decry the cityâ€™s decision. Pesaro has lost control over its infrastructure, and is further locking itself in to proprietary software. A well-organised migration to LibreOffice, closely related to OpenOffice, will over time save Pesaro lots of money.
Pesaro invented the EUR 300,000 cost of OpenOffice. They have the courage to say OpenOffice does not suit them, while ignoring the recommendations and the plans provided by the company that supported the software.”
See Free software advocates heckle town of Pesaro