Groklaw: Overview: Initial Results of a Large-Scale Migration Project
Oct 21, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carlo Daffara)
"Carlo Daffara sent me a fascinating email about the European
COSPA project, that is doing a controlled study of migrations to
Free and Open Source software by European governmental
administrations. They are measuring and facilitating migrations in
a two-step strategy, initially to OpenOffice.org and later to
GNU/Linux on the desktops. They already have thousands of desktops
migrated, with thousands more planned. The data on switching to
OpenOffice.org is very encouraging.
"What have they found so far? What makes the transition work
well? Are there steps one can take to improve user acceptance and
ease transitional issues...?"