The Document Foundation Blog

March 27, 2013

TDF releases White Paper to help migrations to LibreOffice

Filed under: Announcements, LibreOffice — Tags: , , , , — italovignoli @ 04:25
Berlin, March 27, 2013 – The Document Foundation releases a white paper to help organizations migrate to LibreOffice. Published on Document Freedom Day, the text explains how governments and enterprises can leverage Free Software to lower their IT expenditures and get rid of proprietary software lock-in.
The white paper can be accessed from here: LibreOffice Migration White Paper (of course, it is a Hybrid PDf document, which can be edited with LibreOffice).
According to the white paper, migrations to Free Software – and especially to LibreOffice – should follow a carefully crafted change management process, which needs to handle not only the technical aspects, which are actually the easiest ones to cope with, but also the barriers met when breaking long-term working habits.
LibreOffice liberates the users from proprietary document formats by adopting natively ODF (Open Document Format), which is the standard document format recognized by the largest number of organizations and supported by the largest number of desktop software (including Microsoft Office).
In addition, LibreOffice offers the largest set of import filters for proprietary document formats (including Microsoft Office, Publisher, Visio and Works, plus Corel Draw, Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPro, Quattro Pro and WordPerfect), and thus protects user investments in legacy applications, while providing a migration path to ODF.
Last but not least, LibreOffice templates are using only free fonts available on every OS which can be installed independently from any software package and thus foster interoperability between GNU/Linux, MacOS and Windows users as documents maintain their original layout on every platform.
LibreOffice is immediately available for download from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Extensions for LibreOffice are available from the following link: http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center.
LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org. Money collected will be used to maintain the infrastructure, and support events and marketing activities to increase the awareness of the project, both at a global and local level.

16 Comments

  1. Good white paper. Canonical also has great white papers about migration, if anyone wants to take a look at them. FUD anyone?

    Comment by Etienne Snyman (@etsnyman) — March 27, 2013 @ 12:45

  2. [...] Several elements stand in the way of an easy migration and The Document Foundation has released a white paper to assist. It covers topics such as pilot programs, neutralizing resistance, [...]

    Pingback by Migrating to LibreOffice? Here’s Help | PHP World — March 28, 2013 @ 03:20

  3. [...] e molte regioni, province e città di tutta europa. Ma questo non basta ed In questi giorni ha annunciato il White Paper, un documento informativo per convincere le organizzazioni mondiali a migrare [...]

    Pingback by La Document Foundation rilascia il White Paper. | ItaliaUnix Blog — March 28, 2013 @ 09:28

  4. [...] Document Foundation udostępniło białą księgę migracji: LibreOffice Migration White Paper, która ma pomóc organizacjom w przejściu na LibreOffice. Treść wyjaśnia dokładnie, jak [...]

    Pingback by The Document Foundation publikuje Białą Księgę migracji na LibreOffice | OSWorld.pl — March 28, 2013 @ 13:11

  5. [...] “Según el libro blanco, las migraciones a un software gratis – y especialmente a LibreOffice – deben seguir un proceso de gestión de cambio cuidadosamente elaborado, que debe manejar no sólo los aspectos técnicos, que son realmente los más fáciles de sobrellevar, sino también las barreras al romper los hábitos de trabajo a largo plazo”, se lee en el anuncio oficial. [...]

    Pingback by Publicado un nuevo libro blanco que explica la migración a LibreOffice | AleQwerty Blog GNU/Linux — March 28, 2013 @ 15:38

  6. [...] “De acordo com o documento, as migrações para software livre – e, especialmente para o LibreOffice – devem seguir um processo de gestão de mudança cuidadosamente elaborado, que precisa lidar não apenas com os aspectos técnicos, que são realmente os mais fáceis de lidar, mas também as barreiras conhecidas quando quebrar a longo prazo os hábitos de trabalho “, diz o anúncio oficial. [...]

    Pingback by Revista Espírito Livre » Blog Archive » The Document Foundation libera documento explicando processo de migração para o LibreOffice — March 28, 2013 @ 17:24

  7. [...] Several elements stand in the way of an easy migration and The Document Foundation has released a white paper to assist. It covers topics such as pilot programs, neutralizing resistance, [...]

    Pingback by LinuxLife Blog » Migrating to LibreOffice? Here’s Help — March 28, 2013 @ 17:25

  8. [...] case you missed it, March 27 was Document Freedom Day, and The Document Foundation released a whitepaper in honor of the day. The whitepaper provides a 10-step migration plan on how to standardize on Open [...]

    Pingback by Migration to Document Freedom Isn’t As Easy As It Seems | PHP World — March 29, 2013 @ 15:28

  9. [...] case you missed it, March 27 was Document Freedom Day, and The Document Foundation released a whitepaper in honor of the day. The whitepaper provides a 10-step migration plan on how to standardize on Open [...]

    Pingback by LinuxLife Blog » Migration to Document Freedom Isn’t As Easy As It Seems — March 29, 2013 @ 18:28

  10. TDF releases White Paper to help migrations to LibreOffice | The Document Foundation Blog

    Comment by GS test — March 31, 2013 @ 15:26

  11. [...] Fondazione che gestisce lo sviluppo di LibreOffice, ha rilasciato da pochi giorni un comunicato in cui spiega come migrare a Libreoffice in 10 mosse, ovvero dagli aspetti tecnici alla modifica [...]

    Pingback by Migrare a LibreOffice in 10 mosse | SMsoft - informatica e dintorni — April 1, 2013 @ 14:45

  12. [...]LibreOffice liberates the users from proprietary document formats by adopting natively ODF (Open Document Format), which is the standard document format recognized by the largest number of organizations and supported by the largest number of desktop software[...]

    Comment by pointless pingback spam — April 3, 2013 @ 19:00

  13. [...] hivatalos bejelentés a TDF blogján, a leírás itt érhető [...]

    Pingback by LibreOffice.hu — TDF White paper a Libreoffice migrációhoz — April 5, 2013 @ 07:33

  14. I found this press release when searching for a solution for importing my Quattro Pro files. I was quite surprised to see migration from Quattro Pro to Libre Office grandiosely advertised, with the facts being 100% cross to the marketing message: a working import filter exists only for the 20 year old .wb2 format, leaving even Quattro Pro X3, which I consider a legacy package (sold 2006 to 2008) and it’s file formats (.wb3, introduced 1996 and .qpw, introduced around 2003) completely without support.
    In view of the press release the factual lack of support for import of Quattro Pro files is a major disappointment.

    Any hope for a solution from the Libre Office team? Or do I have to go the same route like all others:
    - open and convert the files with Quattro pro or Excel (yes, even excel has a converter (to be downloaded separately)), convert them to XLS and then to Open document format..
    ?
    I wouldn’t be upset without the promising press release!

    Comment by Robert — April 30, 2013 @ 11:33

  15. Vielen Dank für in Bezug auf diese Art von grandios Artikel.

    Comment by Livejasmin — May 25, 2013 @ 14:51

  16. […] یک روش اجرای استاندارد در مورد چگونگی انجام مهاجرت در قالب یک سند باز (Open Document Format – ODF) منتشر کرده […]

    Pingback by یک برنامه ده مرحله ای تا نصب لیبره آفیس بر روی تمامی رایانه های شرکت شما | My Steps Record — June 28, 2013 @ 19:48


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Customized Shocking Blue Green Theme Blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,705 other followers

%d bloggers like this: