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December’s edition of the monthly newsletter has been posted.

It’s been another busy month for the OpenOffice freedom-fighters. Some major migrations from Microsoft Office to were announced in Finland, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. (OpenOffice adoption in Europe overall is happening at a fast and very satisfying pace.)

Meanwhile, ODF is also gaining ground. Brazil’s government is beginning to standardize on ODF for its office documents and has deprecated other legacy (Microsoft) formats! As the biggest country in Latin America, and a trendsetter, one can expect the rest of the continent to follow suit in the near future.

Finally, more and more software programs and projects are filling in the ODF ecosystem. Libraries are being written in many languages to create and modify ODF files, showing the truth behind early predictions that a standard file format for office documents would unleash the gates of innovative new tools and products.

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