City of Rome begins switch to open source LibreOffice default

City of Rome begins switch to open source LibreOffice default

This month, the city of Rome has begun making LibreOffice the only available suite of office productivity tools on its workstations. The first group to switch uses office tools less than one hour per month.

Rome will uninstall the proprietary alternative gradually, depending on the amount of time that office tools are used. This transition schedule is based on measurements that took place between June to December last year.

The image shows an open padlock and the words "No Lock in" The city government decided to switch to using free and open source software in October 2016. The first step, an inventory of all desktop applications and server-based solutions, was completed in early 2017.

Requiring ICT service providers to help the city switch to open source is the key part of Rome’s migration strategy. Ms Colasanti expects that by 2020 all contracts will have been renewed in this way.

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This month, the city of Rome has begun making LibreOffice the only available suite of office productivity tools on its workstations. The first group to switch uses office tools less than one hour per month. Rome will uninstall the proprietary alternative gradually, depending on the amount of time that office ...

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