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CISL and communities strengthen FLOSS office suites

Software Livre - On Friday, July 1, at the International Free Software Forum (FISL) in Porto Alegre - Brazil, the Brazilian Government's Free Software Implementation Committee has signed, along with the communities of the LibreOffice and OpenOffice projects, maintained respectively by the The Document Foundation and Apache Foundation, a Letter of Intent which signals the mutual interest of cooperation with the FLOSS office suites.

The proposal is to strengthen the cooperative position of the Brazilian State with the evolution of the FLOSS office suites, due to its importance within public institutions. The adoption of these tools represents a major success of migrating from proprietary platforms to open source software in all governmental spheres. It's estimated that more than 1 million public computers operate with these solutions, which represents savings on software license fees and national investment in technology.