What should companies and governments migrating to LibreOffice do to succeed, but don’t?

By Eric Bright

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For the ecosystem of LibreOffice and its related software to show its true potentials, they need to be supported by volunteers, users, companies, and governments that make the choice to move away from lock-in models to an open source model.

Most companies and governments do not support such projects, or any open source project for that matter. In not doing so, they almost guarantee their trip through the road they have chosen will be bumpy.

The strategy to support an open source project such as LibreOffice is a no-brainer, and yet not followed by most who benefit from that project. When you look at the millions that most large companies will save in licensing fees when they migrate to LibreOffice, no other option can meaningfully be justified. Of course, there is a cost to the migration and the maintenance of any software framework. Nevertheless, the cost to do it is dwarfed by the associated cost of acquiring and deploying a proprietary software, assuming the ongoing maintenance cost for any software would eventually average out to a similar number. read more...

Please cite this article as: Bright, Eric. (2018) What should companies and governments migrating to LibreOffice do to succeed, but don’t?. BlogSophy. https://sophy.ca/blog/2018/08/what-should-companies-and-governments-migrating-to-libreoffice-do-to-succeed-but-dont/

Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

Please cite this article as: Eric (2012) Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!. BlogSophy. https://sophy.ca/blog/2012/12/ernesto-sirolli-want-to-help-someone-shut-up-and-listen/

Climate of Doubt

 
 

 
Here is the research done by the Academy of Science, Advancing the Science of Climate Change and you can download a free PDF copy of it:

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12782

Please cite this article as: Eric (2012) Climate of Doubt. BlogSophy. https://sophy.ca/blog/2012/11/climate-of-doubt/

Occupy Wall Street 2.0: The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual

You can read the PDF version of the text at https://strikedebt.org/The-Debt-Resistors-Operations-Manual.pdf:

Please cite this article as: Eric (2012) Occupy Wall Street 2.0: The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual. BlogSophy. https://sophy.ca/blog/2012/09/occupy-wall-street-2-0-the-debt-resistorsae-operations-manual/

Copyright Math – by Rob Reid

“Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.”

Please cite this article as: Eric (2012) Copyright Math – by Rob Reid. BlogSophy. https://sophy.ca/blog/2012/06/copyright-matha%c2%a2-by-rob-reid/

The big brother…

It’s time to download and use the tor browser again, and some e-mail encryption apps. Welcome to the police-state of the federations of Canada a.k.a. 1984.

Please cite this article as: Bright, Eric. (2011) The big brother…. BlogSophy. https://sophy.ca/blog/2011/09/the-big-brother/