IDA: Dutch City of Haarlem Migrates to OpenOffice
Nov 16, 2004, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"At the Dutch Government's OSOSS Symposium in Rotterdam [Nov.
4], the city of Haarlem--capital of North Holland--described its
migration of 2000 desktops to OpenOffice.org.
"Earlier this year, the city was faced with an annual bill of
about 500 000 Euro [US$649,000] in licensing fees related to an
upgrade from Microsoft Office 97, which accounted for the majority
of its office productivity software. The city decided to
investigate alternatives, and conducted a detailed
function-per-function study comparing the features of
OpenOffice.org (v1.1) with Microsoft Office 2000 in order to
evaluate alternative upgrade paths..."