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Hi.  I am not expert or professional, but have seen something.  I think that in general Libre/Foss  
software can be used in 90% of cases.  It is mostly a choice. Transitions from one system to 
another are long and complex, but not impossible.

I use linux ubuntu and LibreOffice since 18 years  (but I don't have so many specific tasks to do).

LibreOffice is fully ready for 90% of tasks  (except some specific tasks, e.g. ms access 
applications),  such as writing papers and dissertations, preparing presentations and stylesheets.

Other complex organizations use LibreOffice (many small municipalities; the Italian army; the 
French police; the French government; the Danish government and so on).   Russia, China and Korea 
are directly replacing windows with linux on their desktops.  

Interesting, if you look at the project of migration of the schleswig holstein region,

they are replacing many proprietary softwares with open source alternatives  and will use 
LibreOffice and OnlyOffice  to replace ms office  (but we don't know exavtly how long it will take 
and the final result).

I think that an open source environment at the moment is a bit complicated and requires some 
workaround,  but is fully possible.


On Thursday, December 30, 2021, 03:37:11 PM GMT+1, James Harking <> wrote: 

Hi Sophie,

What I'm trying to 'tease' out is that LibreOffice in its current form can
not be a replacement for Microsoft Office, but clearly it is central to
this. As an example I have never heard of Blue Mind. What would go a long
way in my opinion is some guidance from the Document Foundation on
solutions that can replace missing functionality that an
enterprise/institution would have if migrating to FLOSS 'office' software
to form strategic partnerships with partner projects to grow the FLOSS
alternatives in this space. This will undoubtedly increase the viability of
LibreOffice as well as help projects that could support goals to the
Document Foundation such as Project Libre, Betterbird and Joplin.This is
why I suggested previously that a working group with associated projects
would be beneficial for the whole of the ecosystem.

Currently to replace the totality of Microsoft Office 365 takes around 5 or
6 applications I suspect which is a difficult ask given that you can go to
one provider for a solution but if there is a recommended migration path
using a number of 'partner' projects then it is an easier sell.

Kind regards

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