Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Mar 2006 14:30 UTC, submitted by Andy Updegrove
Features, Office "Microsoft has lost a head-to-head competition with OpenDocument Format supporting software, with the decision of the Bristol, England City Council to convert its 5500 desktops from Office to Sun's ODF compliant StarOffice office suite. The City, after extensive study, concluded that it would save 60% of total costs of ownership over a five year period by making the switch. And, as an assist to cities, it has made the documentation of its analysis and other materials available at the Open Source Academy Website in the UK."
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"From the article: "The City of Bristol, as it happens, is a member of the Open Source Academy (OSA), created by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's (ODPM) e-Innovations programme in order to encourage local authorities to use open source software."
Ergo, their choice was preordained."



Microsoft is a member of OASIS, yes ?

So should one assume they will choose to drop MSXML, and start using the OASIS document format?
Looks like their choice is preordained. :^)

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