DE: One Fifth of Freiburg City Council Migrated to OpenOffice

“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…”