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Jorge Rodríguez

El lun, 12-01-2015 a las 14:38 +0000, Tom Davies escribió:
Hi :)
It is really great to see another fairly massive organisation join the
TDF Advisory Board.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 12 January 2015 at 10:34, Italo Vignoli <> wrote:
Berlin, January 12, 2015 - The Document Foundation (TDF) announces that
the city of Munich has joined TDF Advisory Board, where it will be
represented by Florian Haftmann. Back in 2003, the city of Munich - the
third largest in Germany - has launched Project LiMux to migrate their
software systems from closed-source, proprietary products to free and
open-source software. The project was successfully completed in late
2013, which involved migrating 16,000 personal computers and laptops of
public employees to free and open-source software. The City of Munich
has hosted a LibreOffice HackFest since 2011, to improve features
targeted to enterprise environments.

"The city of Munich is a healthy reference for every migration to free
software, and as such will add a significant value to our Advisory
Board, where it will seat side by side with MIMO, representing the
migration to LibreOffice of French Ministries, and with other companies
providing value added services on top of LibreOffice," says Thorsten
Behrens, Chairman of The Document Foundation. "Doctor Florian Haftmann
will be introduced to other members of TDF Advisory Board during next
planned meeting, on January 15, 2015."

TDF Advisory Board has 17 members: AMD, CIB Software, City of Munich,
CloudOn, Collabora, FrODeV (Freies Office Deutschland), FSF (Free
Software Foundation), Google, Intel, ITOMIG, KACST (King Abdulaziz City
of Science and Technology of Saudi Arabia), Lanedo, MIMO (Consortium of
French Ministries), RedHat, SPI (Software in the Public Interest),
Studio Storti and SUSE.

About the City of Munich and Project LiMux

Munich, Bavaria’s capital, between 2005 and 2013 has successfully
managed to migrate around 16,000 PCs in 11 business units and 4
municipal undertakings to an open source based, standard and stable
operating system. Munich is the largest public-sector open source stake
holder in Germany, and Project LiMux has always had a high visibility.

Project LiMux has been able to reduce in a significant way the
dependence from legacy proprietary software products, and attain - in
the long term - the desired flexibility of software and architecture,
based on three fundamental decisions:

- Introduce a free and open source operating system, with office
communications based on open standards for all workstations;

- To acquire or develop platform independent administrative procedures;

- To use a standardised IT platform with consolidated applications and

In such a scenario, a suitable desktop office suite is a strategic core
product. In the beginning, LiMux has started to deploy,
but by now the reference office suite is LibreOffice.

Short link to TDF blog post:

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