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DE: One Fifth of Freiburg City Council Migrated to OpenOffice

Mar 21, 2008, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Rüdiger Czieschla, the city's IT manager, discussed the migration last Thursday at the Open Source Software Conference and Exposition in Bern, Switzerland. The city council prefers to avoid becoming entangled in the discussion on ODF versus Microsofts proposal, OOXML, Czieschla said. 'However, it is clear this debate has seriously damaged the standardisation organisations. Public institutions can no longer rely on them.'

"Freiburg city council is moreover not interested in criticising software monopolies, he said..."

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