Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MAMPU of Malaysia migrates to openoffice

MAMPU, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit, will start adopting the Open Document Format (ODF) starting from 1st April 2008. They are also planning to use uninstall Microsoft Office suite from their computers by the end of this year. The main objective is to reduce cost in obtaining the proprietary software such as Microsoft Office.
The migration process will be assisted by Malaysian Government Open Source Competency Centre(OSCC) in the form of training all the staffs and new users of OpenOffice to smoothen the migration. This is a great news for the open source community. For further details, refer here

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