Italian military planes at LibreOffice




The Italian Ministry of Defence will change in the next eighteen months to LibreOffice. It involves about 150 000 workplaces, making it Europe’s second largest LibreOffice deployment. The migration begins in October and should be finished late 2016.

libre italia The migration project was Tuesday announced by Libre Italia. With LibreOffice Ministry also stepping on the Open Document Format, or ODF. The rollout of the project is supervised by the NGO Libre Italia and the Ministry of Defense. Libre Italia will help the Ministry to train trainers and the ministry will develop several online courses to help staff to move to LibreOffice.

The Libre Italia organization writes on its website that the move is the result of a law passed in June 2012. This law states that free and open source software, the standard should be within the public institutions of the country. With this move, the Ministry of Defense the first part of the central government to switch to an open source office program. Yet it is not the first Italian public to make the move to LibreOffice, says the message on the site of ISA, the organization that deals with interoperability solutions for European governments. Some ten provinces and cities in Italy has also been working with the package, including the province of Perugia and the city of Bologna.

The largest government which uses the open source software is the French Ministry of the Interior with about 240,000 workplaces that use LibreOffice, this following a tendering procedure are from 2011. Other well-known authorities in varying degrees using OSS the German city of Munich and the Spanish province of Extremadura.


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