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Italian Military to Save Up to 29 Million Euro by Migrating to LibreOffice

Following on last year's bold announcement that they will attempt to migrate from proprietary Microsoft Office products to an open-source alternative like LibreOffice, Italy's Ministry of Defense now expects to save up to 29 million Euro with this move.
We said it before, and we'll say it again, this is the smartest choice a government institution can do. And to back up this statement, the Italian Ministry of Defense announced that they expect to save between 26 and 29 million Euro over the next few years by migrating to the LibreOffice open-source software for productivity and adopting the Open Document Format (ODF).

"Taking into account the deadlines set by our current Microsoft Office licenses, we will have 75,000 (70%) LibreOffice users by 2017, and an additional 25,000 by 2020," said General Camillo Sileo, Deputy Chief of Department VI, Systems Department C4I, for the Transformation of Defence and General Staff, for ISA (Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations).

"We started with an impact assessment, a series of briefings to the staff, and the training of trainers, installers, and IT representatives. We are now working on a LibreOffice e-learning course for our users, which will be made available under a copyleft license," says General Camillo Sileo. "Thus far, we have migrated 5,000 workstations and have not yet encountered any serious problems."

See http://news.softpedia.com/news/italian-military-to-save-up-to-29-million-euro-by-migrating-to-libreoffice-503945.shtml

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now this is a great idea

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Worrying times for anyone involved in free, freedom or rights of the individual
Analysis America's broadband watchdog is suffering a backlash over plans to control software updates to #Wi-Fi #routers, smartphones, and even laptops. #OpenSource #Linux

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This is a powerful women, she decided she wanted something and set her goal.
She gathered the skills she needed, developed the social connections she needed to attain it, put in the effort required to earn it, learnt from her loses as well as her wins, ignored criticism that was negative, accepted criticism that helped, loved herself honestly, behaved humbly throughout her journey to even be able to compete for her goal, then showed compassion to her defeated competitor.
She didn't whine that the playing field was unfair. She didn't complain it wasn't what she wanted, she didn't try to have the rules changed.
She decided, competed and won.

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Qbn pool did a thing this weekend
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Myself and 9 other work colleagues are participating in the 10,000 steps challenge which is a health promotion program that encourages the use of step-counting pedometers to monitor your daily activity levels.

Our challenge is:

Coast to Coast (East to West) Challenge – 8 weeks

Byron Bay to Canarvon

6,000km

5,000,000 steps

To show your support please follow this link http://www.everydayhero.com.au/nec_1000_steps and make a donation to our team ‘Coast to Coast Crusaders’ - all donations will be going to Make-A-Wish Australia.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish wishes can make a positive difference to the child’s mental and emotional health, and help increase their strength and willingness to overcome their condition.

Thank you for supporting our team ‘Coast to Coast Crusaders’ and 10,000 steps challenge program / Make-A-Wish Australia.

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Friends help Friends, Some of my friends pierce theirs too. Help Emma start her business.

Just had an awesome moment, younger couple with baby outside cafe window looks like things are tough for them blah blah.
the baby saw me.

that was it, all pointing and giggly and smiles. We had a moment and mum and dad were finally smiling. me too
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