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[tdf-discuss] Re: [tdf-discuss] Recent reversal / questioning of policy by München government


Hi Owen,

Charles is right, there seems to be something like a political deal between the new major and the headquarter of Microsoft which is to move from near Munich to Munich itself as heise
mentioned in its article: http://tinyurl.com/k4aumnt

Well, this discussion get a bad momentum, some potential customers asking about this rumors. Perhaps it is a good opportunity to hear about it from first hand at the libreoffice conference in Bern
in the business track at 3rd September (conference.libreoffice.org).

If it is right, that they will have an expert audit about the migration, which is in fact a legitim step, it will be of crucial importance, who the experts will be, as a other city government has shown.

See you soon in Bern,
Lothar

Am 19.08.2014 um 11:37 schrieb Charles-H. Schulz:
Hello Owen,

Nothing is done nor decided. I understand the city council does not share the mayor's point of 
view. From what it looks like it is a political issue that uses technical arguments.


Best,.
Charles.

On 19 août 2014 10:22:44 CEST, Owen Genat <owen.genat@gmail.com> wrote:
This
<http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/muenchner-stadtverwaltung-von-microsoft-zu-linux-und-zurueck-1.2090611>

recent Süddeutsche article (German text - English version via Google
Translate  here
<https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sueddeutsche.de%2Fmuenchen%2Fmuenchner-stadtverwaltung-von-microsoft-zu-linux-und-zurueck-1.2090611&edit-text=&act=url>

) seems to be getting cited by a number of Tech news sites. The ZDNet
article  here
<http://www.zdnet.com/after-a-10-year-linux-migration-munich-considers-switching-back-to-windows-and-office-7000032714/>

appears to offer more detail than most. Scant mention is made of
LibreOffice
in any of the articles.

Does anyone have a clearer understanding of what this may mean in terms
of
LibreOffice use if the policy is reversed and a transition from LiMux
(Ubuntu-based distribution) back to Microsoft Windows begins?
LibreOffice
can of course run on either platform, but part of the issue seems to
have
been OOXML support when exchanging files with customers. It will be
disheartening to see a reversal after so much effort.



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