Another Big Rollout of LibreOffice Saves Money

“The Italian Ministry of Defence expects to save 26-29 million Euro over the coming years by using LibreOffice. The LibreDifesa project aims to eventually migrate all of the organisation’s well over 100,000 desktops to the open-source office productivity suite. “Taking into account the deadlines set by our current Microsoft Office licences, we will have 75,000 (70%) LibreOffice users by 2017, and an additional 25,000 by 2020,” says General Camillo Sileo, Deputy Chief of Department VI, Systems Department C4I, for the Transformation of Defence and General Staff. That will make this deployment of LibreOffice the largest in Europe.”
See Italian military to save 26-29 million Euro by migrating to LibreOffice
Yes. One does save a bundle using FLOSS like LibreOffice, but that’s just the beginning. Having complete access to data and code makes one free of interference by the likes of M$ and “partners” who are not your friends. No audits designed as cover for salesmen. No re-re-reboots or malware if using GNU/Linux. No more pain. It’s all good.

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One Response to Another Big Rollout of LibreOffice Saves Money

  1. oiaohm says:
    There were more details on this back in December. Yes they took in external team that was already experienced. Yes The Document Foundation’s Italian subsidiary of all things LibreItalia.

    Yes its interesting how quick a group with many the subsidiary names do people loss track that they are all one group.

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