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On Oct 19, 2010, at 7:06 PM, Marc Paré wrote:

Le 2010-10-19 17:26, Drew Campbell a écrit :

Our company (The Top Floor) serves 45% of the school districts in Vermont. Over the past few 
years we've found a very large number of these schools moving to OpenOffice with great success...

However the trend is turning...Schools in Vermont are now moving to Google Apps at a very rapid 
pace. The challenge to marketing LibreOffice here will be less about support, etc, but more 
about competition with Google Apps for Education.

Of course there are advantages and drawbacks to both LibreOffice and Google Apps, and perhaps a 
mix of the two is the best solution for some schools...Has anyone written about how LibO is 
either superior to or complimentary to Google Apps?


Drew Campbell
The Top Floor - Business Computer Solutions

PO Box 524, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802.388.1600 x252
Toll-Free: 800.290.4979 x252
Fax: 800.290.4765

Thanks for both of your answers Drew and Graham:

We will look into this for marketing purposes. Especially look into Graham's suggestions.

Promoting LibreOffice as a symbiotic tool to use along with Google Docs would probably be a 
successful approach. It provides value-add in terms of a larger featureset and support for much 
more complex documents, while also eliminating the risk of losing all productivity if you're forced 
offline for whatever reason. And the extension Graham suggests is the glue that lets them work 


Benjamin Horst
646-464-2314 (Eastern)

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