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Two Malaysian States Move to OpenOffice.org

Aug 14, 2008, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ditesh Gathani for this link. ]

"The driving force for this migration seems to be cost of proprietary software and the fear of unlicensed software. OpenOffice.org is the obvious solution to these two pressing problems (thanks, BSA!) What is good is that they have chosen ODF by default, and they are not changing the file format to the binary proprietary ones.

"The State of Kedah moves to OpenOffice.org; A case study submitted to the Open Source Competency Center by the Center of Information Technology, Office of the Chief Minister and State Secretary of Kedah, has indicated that OpenOffice.org has been installed in 70% of the computers in the Kedah state government agencies. There are currently 2,202 installed seats and by the looks of it, the numbers will just keep rising!"

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