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Delhi Government Phasing Out MS Office for ODF-Based Suites

According to Economic Times Delhi (India), the government of Delhi is abandoning Microsoft Office in favor of ODF-compliant free office suites. More than 2/3 of the government’s software purchases in 2004-2005 were spent on office suite licenses! The motivation behind the change to free ODF-based suites is to save that money for better uses.

In addition, the national goverment of India “also plans to use ODF-based software in the national egovernance project. The project envisages setting up of over one lakh IT kiosks in rural areas across the country.” I believe a “lakh” is 100,000, therefore this project will be quite sizable.

One Response to “Delhi Government Phasing Out MS Office for ODF-Based Suites”

  1. Kaj Kandler Says:
    June 30th, 2006 at 5:32 pm

    You are correct, a “lakh” is 100,000 –>

    Great reporting!