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The Canadian Labour Congress Switches to OpenOffice

“The Canadian Labour Congress chose to use OpenOffice.org from
now on as their suite of business applications. They had two
options to replace their old WordPerfect installations: the widely
used Microsoft Office or the free OpenOffice.org. The decision they
took was clearly a financial one, saving approximately $60,000 in
licensing fees.

“The philosophy of open source software struck a chord with the
Canadian Labor Congress, with ideas like the independence of large
corporations that prevent users from adapting their software using
copyright laws or keeping the source code secret…”


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