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My problem is another beast entirely. I am a highschool student and so of
course are my peers.

I know of only friend who uses OpenOffice, and this is because she doesn't
like paying for MS Office suite and the hassle of pirating it. Not because
it's free software.

How do I go around explaining how LibreOffice is better?

Unfortunately, the situation with the dialysis provider is something that is
very similar to the situation here at the TDSB. I assume that Microsoft has
given some sort of deal to the TDSB to keep using MS Office. They recently
updated to XP, which I see as a renewal of the contract.

My point being, we have to fight the market entrenchment and make
LibreOffice better than any other office suite.

Sadiq S
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On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 1:42 AM, Stefan Weigel <> wrote:

Hi Dave,

Am 02.01.2011 05:37, schrieb Dave Johnson:

I asked the IT department of the #3 dialysis provider in the U.S.
(DCI Inc. a 501(c)3 nonprofit company. I work at this company
BTW. I asked why DCI does not use OOo or LibO and I used the
"it's free". The answer is DCI has a grant or some other such
free deal to use MS Office from Microsoft Corp. How can we
compete with free MS Office?

Explain the different meaning of "free" in free software!

Free software gives you freedom.

Free MS Office means gratis and the opposite of freedom: a vendor


LibreOffice - Die Freiheit nehm' ich mir!

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