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Digg.com & TOI: Delhi Government Adopts OOo and ODF in place of MS Office July 18, 2006

Posted by fredericknoronha in India.
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Interesting story, which came up via Digg.com: Delhi Government Phases Out MS Office, Adopts Free ODF-Based Office Suites To Save Licence Fee.

Digg.com’s posts adds,”LIC (HUGE insurance co that moved to RHL from Windows), Delhi HC & Nirvachan Sadan (Election Commission Office) Set To Follow. It was costing Rs 24 Lac pa (US$ 52k, equal to 10x ave of annual salary of engg. Bachelors recruited by any top IT co. in India).”

Check the original story from the Times of India epaper.

Only regret: there could be better reasons for opting for Free Software!

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