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On 02/18/2011 06:11 AM, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote:

So does anyone know a way to get the White House, or the proper people
in the US government, to look at LibreOffice's efforts in the open
source community and to review the software package?

A couple of years ago I started putting together a lengthy seminar for my employer, NASA/JPL, to explain why ODF and OOo (this was pre-LibO) were good things to support throughout the laboratory. I never finished it, but I was thinking of revamping this for LibO. If anyone wants to help contribute, let me know.

The major enticement I see for use of LibO for government are the federal regulations on document retention. These require documents be retained and accessible for certain lengths of time. ODF shines in this area (open standard with good support from multiple applications), OOXML doesn't, and MSO doesn't either.

There are also some good TCO arguments and cross-platform arguments, which I think resonate well in a diverse IT environment. I am absolutely convinced that the U.S. government could save quite a bit of money, without sacrificing quality, by moving to LibO.


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