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- 1 Governments
- 2 Schools and Universities
- 3 Private Sector
- 4 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
- 5 Other Sectors or Tentative Deployments
- 6 StarOffice and StarSuite
- 7 Other Similar Lists
- The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of South Africa has adopted OpenOffice.org on over 2,500 workstations in its offices in Pretoria and throughout South Africa, specifically to make use of the ODF.
- The ministry of Finances of Morocco : (www.finances.gov.ma) started to adopt Openoffice.org office suite in its departments in 2006. the adoption is continuing in 2007, the challenge being mainly MS Macros in Excel that are slowing the migration.
- Election Commission of India (EC) to switch to OpenOffice.org
- Election Commission of India
- Postal Service in South Korea moved to Linux on 4,748 desktop systems in 2,800 branch offices at the end of 2005, and expects to save about €680,000 per year.
- Ministry of Defense in Singapore
- "MINDEF has already installed the OpenOffice productivity suite on 5,000 desktop computers... We hope to deploy OpenOffice on 20,000 desktop computers by the end of March 2006."
- The government of India is distributing millions of CDs with OOo in local languages. 3,500,000 in Tamil, 3,500,000 in Hindi distributed in 2005. Other languages are coming: "The next stage of the project is to distribute CDs containing applications in Punjabi, a popular Indian language. This launch is due to happen in August and as Punjabi is also spoken in Pakistan, the project hopes to hold launch events in both countries."
- Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer (CPTTM), Macau
- Federal Data Center Project, Pakistan: 1,000 initially, moving to 4,000
- Alexandra Hospital, Singapore
- Metropolitan Court, Budapest, Hungary - 1,500 workstations
- City of Bergen, Norway
- Region Brussels Capital, Belgium - both government and schools
- Belgian Government Chooses ODF: "From September 2008 on, all document exchanges within the services of the Belgian government will have to be in an open, standard format, according to the proposal. ODF is the only accepted standard in the proposal."
- City of Birmingham, UK
- City of Berlin, Germany
- City of Prague: 60 MS Office desktops replaced by OpenOffice.org
- City of Bristol, UK: 5,000 desktops to StarOffice.
- More in-depth coverage by Jono Bacon at LinuxDevCenter.com
- Since 2003, Extremadura, a region of Spain, has run 80,000 Linux PCs with OpenOffice.org and a collection of other FOSS applications. OS News
- Gdańsk, Poland
- Sonneburgh foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- City of Munich, Germany
- City of Mannheim, Germany
- City of Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
- Paris administrations
- French Gendarmerie: 80,000 desktop PCs, summer 2005.
- French National Assembly
- The French tax agency (Direction Générale des Impôts): 80,000 desktop PCs by the end of 2006.
- "The agency has calculated that switching its 80,000 desktops to Office XP (from MS Office 97) would cost around €29.5m, but switching to OpenOffice.org only €200,000. Although this cost is a one-off saving, Lapeyre points out that due to the need for regular upgrades it will effectively save this amount every five years."
- Groklaw interview
- French General Board of Customs
- French Ministry of Interior
- French Ministry of Equipment
- Also: French Ministry of Equipment (article circa 2004) Windows on "60,000 workstations and 2,000 NT servers will be replaced" by Mandrake Linux. OpenOffice is not explicitly mentioned, but is implied.
- French MPs "The project, backed by MPs Richard Cazenav and Bernard Carayon of the UMP party, will see 1,154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client."
- City of Vienna, Austria
- The Municipality of Sarpsborg, Norway
- Belgian Federal Public Justice Service is migrating 4000 users to OpenOffice.org
- Central Bank of Republic of Turkey: Around 2000 desktops, 600 being Linux
- The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
- Ministry of Water Resources of Turkey with 1000 desktop installations
- Directorate of İstanbul City Health has installed more than 300 desktops with OpenOffice.org 2.0
- tax authority in Lower Saxony, Germany 12,000 desktops
- Ministry of Finance, Republic of Macedonia has installed more than 150 desktops with OpenOffice.org 2.0
- The Finnish Department of Justice migrated 10,000 Windows desktops to OpenOffice.org in December 2006.
- Other case studies of migration to FOSS in Europe
- Howard County Library (USA, Maryland) deploys OpenOffice on 283 computers for public use
- Legal Aid Manitoba, Canada, switched to OpenOffice.org from WordPerfect (and from Windows to Linux) on all its 150 desktops.
- Howard County Libraries, Maryland, USA
- City of Largo, Florida, USA: "900 city employees have user accounts on Largo's network of 400 Explora 451 thin clients from Network Computing Devices Inc. On the server side, two Compaq servers--a 933MHz dual-processor ML370 and a 1GHz dual-processor ML350--run Red Hat Linux 7.2 and support about 220 concurrent users." These 400 thin clients also run OpenOffice.org.
- State of Nevada, Department of Corrections 1135 Desktops to have OOo installed for PDF creation and evaluation of migration options
- City of Northglenn, Colorado
- 2002: Jefferson County, Colorado
- 2003: City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- Judicial Commission, New South Wales, Australia
- Argentinian state choose ODF: "Any electronic document created or generated by the state government of Misiones/Argentina aimed to store and distribute information to state offices and employees must use the OpenDocument format ( ISO/IEC 26300 specification )." The resolution cited explicitly rejects the following formats: MS-Office (doc, xls, ppt), RTF and other propietary binary formats like Wordperfect's wp.
- Brazil’s post office installed 14,000 copies of OpenOffice.org on new computers in January 2005, and will replace Microsoft Office with OpenOffice.org on an additional 32,000 computers nationwide. Bloomberg
Schools and Universities
- SchoolNet Namibia has helped deploy open source software including Linux and OpenOffice.org to over 300 schools in Namibia, to grow to 750 by 2008.
- "We conservatively estimate that some 140,000 - 180,000 learners and 5,000 - 8,000 teachers and student teachers are regular users of SchoolNet's Internet service and ICT facilities."
- Novell South Africa helps deploy 2,205 SuSE Linux desktops with OpenOffice.org in 105 schools within South Africa's North West Province.
- University of the Philippines.
- Parshvanath College of Engineering, Thane, India: "Today, we have over 2,500 users on our network... Using OpenOffice.org, we have saved roughly Rs 70,000."
- Asia School of Arts and Sciences, Philippines. Will start implementing OpenOffice.org beginning school year 2006-07.
- Handsworth Grammar School, Birmingham, UK - runs a GNU/Linux Thin Client network with OpenOffice as standard - since 2003.
- Ilford Preparatory School, London, UK - runs a Windows network with Open Office as the primary office suite.
- Swadelands School in Kent UK
- Mall School for boys in Richmond, UK
- The Portuguese Ministry of Education has installed 15,000 PCs in 1,000 schools with Linux and OpenOffice.org following an agreement with Sun Microsystems.
- The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge, Kent, UK - Deployed OpenOffice 2 to over 400 Desktops & Laptops.
- Hohenstaufen Gymnasium Kaiserslautern Germany: Uses OpenOffice.org on all PCs for nearly all subjects. It's one of Rhineland-Palatine's leading MINT-EC schools.
- Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, uses OpenOffice.org 2.0 on Suse desktops.
- Brandon Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia, USA: 250 desktops running OpenOffice.org on K12LTSP. Project began in May, 2005.
- Noxon Schools in Montana, USA: 185 desktops moved to OpenOffice in December 2005. (60 run OOo on Windows, 125 on Linux.)
- Earlham College, a Quaker college in Richmond, Indiana, upgraded all of its public computers to OpenOffice at the beginning of 2005.
- Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois, USA has installed OOo on all its campus lab computers, and distributes installation CDs to students.
- Bacone College in Oklahoma.
- SUNY Albany: ResNet, the campus IT services group, provides incoming students with the ResNet Software Suite CD, which includes Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org, anti-spyware and anti-virus applications.
- University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy: 268 desktops in summer 2003.
- Public Schools in Portland, Oregon, USA
- The US State of Indiana will deploy up to 300,000 Linspire Linux computers with OpenOffice.org over the next few years: Linspire press release.
- Glenwood School for Boys and Girls, Glenwood, IL, USA: Migrated to OpenOffice.org 2 on over 100 desktops in our Grades 2-8 school in September 2005 (started with beta release), replacing MS Office 2000. Distributed 100 installation CDs to students to take home in December 2005. Have deployed OpenOffice or StarOffice to every computer on our campus, approximately 200 desktops in all. While MS Office is still used by many staff members, this was our first year to use OpenOffice exclusively for our students in the academic program.
- Pleasant View Christian School, Pleasant View, Tennessee United States, uses OpenOffice.org 2.0 on Windows desktops in every classroom. The school was able to buy additional computers because of the savings over using Microsoft Office.
- University of Melbourne, Australia Distributes OpenOffice CDs to students for free or a minimal charge.
- High Schools in Chile, via Enlaces
- Backcountry.com, a US-based ecommerce retailer of ski, snowboard, hiking, climbing and outdoor gear.
- Banco do Brasil has replaced Microsoft Office with OpenOffice.org on 35,000 PCs. An additional 30,000 PCs running OS/2 will be migrated to OpenOffice by the end of 2006.
- Bangkok Airways, Thailand.
- De Bortoli Wines, Australia. OpenOffice.org installed on all client devices (Over 1/3 of Desktop users running Linux).
- Ernie Ball Guitars, San Luis Obispo, California.
- Ford & Warren Solicitors, UK. A leading Law Firm in Leeds with 200 desktops now using Openoffice 2.0. StarOffice 5.x was also used previous to this rollout.
- Future Publishing, UK. A leading tech magazine publisher, with 700 OpenOffice.org users.
- GB Engineering Ent. Pvt. Ltd, India.
- Health First, Inc. in Brevard County, FL, USA: Migrating 6,000 IT users on 3,500 PCs from Microsoft Office 97 to OpenOffice.org (May 2004).
- "Migrating to Linux at Health First" case study by Novell.
- Kervan Gida, Turkey with 80+ desktops.
- Life Brokerage Equity Group, national financial services firm with 300+ OOo users vs. 3 Microsoft Office.
- LIC, India. (life insurance provider) Approximately 60,000 users and five to six thousand servers will migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- LVM Insurance in Munster, Germany: 7,700 Red Hat Linux desktops.
- Miller Industries, Inc.: World's largest manufacturer of vehicle towing and recovery equipment. About 200 OpenOffice 2.0.x users.
- MIP Holdings New Zealand.
- NAFECO INC. NAFECO (North America Fire Equipment Company), a US based corporation, has switched its users to OOo. Approx. 125 desktops/notebooks.
- Novell with 5,000 users (most of them on Novell Linux Desktop).
- Resolvo Systems Pte Ltd: Asia's leading open source solutions provider based in Singapore. It has been using OpenOffice company-wide since OO version 1.0. Assisted Singapore Ministry of Defense to migrate to OpenOffice.
- Groupe Laurent: French Car/Trucks/Industry Technical parts distributor. 650 openoffice users, including 550 on Linux.
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
- C.P.T.R.T (Centro de Prevencion, Tratamiento y Rehabilitacion de las Victimas de Tortura y sus Familiares).
- Greenpeace Spain, Madrid and Barcelona offices: http://www.greenpeace.org/espana/news/greenpeace-apuesta-por-el-soft
- WEC Australia: "Reaching people, planting churches."
Other Sectors or Tentative Deployments
- Somewhere in France: http://fr.openoffice.org/Marketing/matexpo/Documents/memoire_cnam.pdf
StarOffice and StarSuite
- Bristol City Council, UK: 5,500 PCs migrated in late 2005, early 2006.
- AOL PCs (as AOL Office)
- The State of Haryana, India
- Sun Microsystems: Its 36,000 employees use StarOffice.
- Banca Popolare di Milano
- 4,500 SUSE Linux desktops with a Mozilla web browser, web client for Lotus Notes, Sun’s StarOffice suite, and a Java-based custom suite of banking applications in its 500 branch offices.
- German Monopolies Commission
- Ontario Ministry of Education
- Hong Kong Schools
- Central Singapore Community Development Council (CS CDC) ?? - no date supplied
- United India Insurance Company (UIIC) of India
- Onesource of India
- National Fertilisers of India
- Apnaloan.com of India
- San Jose State University ?
- Michigan Technological University ?
- Hamilton County School District in Tennessee ?
- Texas School for the Blind ?
- Dallas Independent School District ?
Other Similar Lists
- SchoolForge's Case Studies page covers educational use of FOSS: http://www.schoolforge.net/case