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Hi all,

If I may add some information here as I'm working with MiMOOo and the people behind since it's creation. As you can imagine, it's an important move for this group. If you can read the page, you will see that there is 8 ministries, but also the National Assembly, the official publication (journal officiel, etc), ENA which is one of the most graduate school in France, and all the national office for family allocations (123 centers in France/10 millions beneficiaries). So it's not only a technical move but a deep engagement in front open source and us. We need them, our credibility has a lot to gain with their support, they need us because they have a lot of pressure to endorse also.


On 16/06/2011 10:12, Marc Paré wrote:

Actually, I think what the article says is that the group was originally
called MiMOOo but with the arrival of LibreOffice on the scene, it has
now renamed itself to MIMO which is now a name that does not identifies
itself to any opensource office suite.
politically more comfortable ;)

 The MIMO is recommending that the
different French Ministries participating in the MIMO group adopt
LibreOffice. The MIMO group will produce its own installation DVD for
LibreOffice. The disk will allow a personalized installation and will
contain elements for silent installation. There will also be a USB
version. The DVD and USB will be offered for Windows only and not for
Linux. There will be added components such as dictionaries, image
galleries, models, fonts as well as documentation for Writer, Calc,
Impress and Draw. The documentation will be completely authored by the
MIMO group. The new LibreOffice MIMO suite will be available in Autumn
2011 as a downloadable DVD.

This DVD is largely used as it is really customized for administrations use, freely available and the installer is really user friendly.

So, they will be producing their own DVD and their own documentation and
for Windows boxes only.

Linux versions exists, as the National Gendarmery and the National Assembly are running Linux systems. Also some ministries are currently evaluating an open source desktop, but it doesn't answer the majority of the participants yet and the primary goal is to share the resources.

Don't hesitate if you have any question, and don't hesitate also to share the news :)

Kind regards
Founding member of The Document Foundation

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