Berlin, March 27, 2013 - The Document Foundation releases a white paper
to help organizations migrate to LibreOffice. Published on Document
Freedom Day, the text explains how governments and enterprises can
leverage Free Software to lower their IT expenditures and get rid of
proprietary software lock-in.
Link to white paper:
According to the white paper, migrations to Free Software - and
especially to LibreOffice - should follow a carefully crafted change
management process, which needs to handle not only the technical
aspects, which are actually the easiest ones to cope with, but also the
barriers met when breaking long-term working habits.
LibreOffice liberates the users from proprietary document formats by
adopting natively ODF (Open Document Format), which is the standard
document format recognized by the largest number of organizations and
supported by the largest number of desktop software (including Microsoft
In addition, LibreOffice offers the largest set of import filters for
proprietary document formats (including Microsoft Office, Publisher,
Visio and Works, plus Corel Draw, Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPro, Quattro Pro
and WordPerfect), and thus protects user investments in legacy
applications, while providing a migration path to ODF.
Last but not least, LibreOffice templates are using only free fonts
available on every OS which can be installed independently from any
software package and thus foster interoperability between GNU/Linux,
MacOS and Windows users as documents maintain their original layout on
LibreOffice is immediately available for download from the following
link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Extensions for LibreOffice
are available from the following link:
LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can
support The Document Foundation with a donation at
http://donate.libreoffice.org. Money collected will be used to maintain
the infrastructure, and support events and marketing activities to
increase the awareness of the project, both at a global and local level.
Short link to blog post: http://wp.me/p1byPE-n4.
Italo Vignoli - Director
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