« Another Reason to Watch House -- They Use OpenOffice.org on Linux! | Main | A Couple Convenient Toolbar Tips for OpenOffice Calc Number Formatting »

May 10, 2006

Comments

I'm an Open Source fan boy so the thought of folks moving to OpenOffice is just great.
However...
When the happy news linked to above comes from a 7 month old article form an open source service provider published in the Singapor ComputerWorld on-line journal, well, let's just say I'm a bit skeptical.
The Mass reference is also misleading. Mass is looking to move to ODF not necessarily OOo - different beasts.
Also missing are the costs to retrain and migrate all the old stuff into ODF (and for complex MS docs or Excel sheets with macros this is a non-trivial exercise).
I'd love it if Mass pulls this off, but I'm not holding my breath.

Doug

The comments to this entry are closed.

GetOpenOffice Consulting

Get Book Resources

Search This Blog