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May 10, 2006


I'm an Open Source fan boy so the thought of folks moving to OpenOffice is just great.
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.


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