internetnews.com: OpenOffice Finds Sweet Spot with Governments
Jan 05, 2004, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"Governments around the world appear to be taking an interest in
Openoffice.org and open source software in general. The city of
Austin, Texas recently adopted openoffice.org software and
governments in Germany, France, Brazil and China to name of few
have stated interest in going the open source route as well. In the
U.K Scottish Public Libraries have made Openoffice.org software
available for lending to the public.
"'We have been working towards having as many governments both
regional and federal adopt open source and open office in
particular because we are the flagship of any desktop open source
system,' Suarez-Potts said. 'We're now in some ways the most
definite obvious example that a person is going to encounter of
open source software.
"The trend is even extending into more U.S. agencies, which have
been some of Microsoft's best customers...'"