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Dirty tactics against LibreOffice in public administration, and how to overcome them

In this presentation Otto Kekäläinen explains the current status of LibreOffice adaptation in Finland, what is keeping it back, what will be done to overcome the obstacles, and what other countries can learn about the experiences in Finland.

Otto Kekalainen
18.Oct.2012 from 15:30 to 16:30
60 minutes

Details of the Talk

What is holding Free Software office suites back? Both research and pilot projects indicate that OpenOffice and LibreOffice come out ahead of their proprietary competitors. But in practice, Finland's government and local authorities seem to find it hard to make the switch. Which forces are driving LibreOffice use in Finland's public sector, and what is holding back adoption? Otto Kekäläinen, FSFE's Finland coordinator, will analyse the situation and highlight what LibreOffice backers and governments in other countries can learn from Finland's experience.

The talk will cover the Helsinki OpenOffice pilot in 2011 and the city council initiatives in several of the biggest cities in Finland, urging to use Open/LibreOffice, and the so far only successful migration done at the Ministry of Justice.

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