City of Trieste moves to Apache OpenOffice

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The Italian city of Trieste is moving to the Apache OpenOffice suite, replacing a proprietary office suite, the city’s newspaper Il Piccolo reported on 7 May. The switch will save some 900,000 euro in proprietary software licences over the next three years.

“It is a cultural choice”, the newspaper quotes the city’s mayor, Roberto Cosolini, as saying. He points out that open systems are popular on the web. The switch is also economical, he adds. “At this moment, anything that allows local authorities to reduce spending is important. Saving 900,000 euro in three years is significant.”