City of Munich administration switches to OpenDocument Format

In Munich, Germany, the OpenDocument Format (ODF) has become the main document exchange standard, along with the PDF format for non-editable files. This is a milestone in the ongoing migration project to Open Source (LiMux project) and a major improvement for the long-term interoperability. In 2012, 80% of the totally 14,000 computers in in the administration will be migrated to Linux.

Also the German Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) are migrating to Open Source.

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About Markus

Markus Neteler , a founding member of (D-A-CH), (Italy) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), was head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy from 2008 to 2016. In 2015 he co-founded the company mundialis (Bonn, Germany), a start-up specialised in open source development and massive data processing. He is the author of several books and chapters on GRASS and various papers on GIS applications. Passionate about open source GIS, he became a GRASS GIS user in 1993 and a developer in 1997, and has been coordinating its development ever since.