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This page will track public information on major OpenOffice.org deployments. To add to it, include a URL or reference information of the deployment. This page does not track ODF legislation or deployments. See the ODF adoption page on OpenDocument XML.org for that.

Governments

Africa

  • 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 ODF.
  • The Ministry of Finances of Morocco began the adoption of OpenOffice.org in its departments in 2006, continuing into 2007. Microsoft Excel macros have emerged as a challenge, slowing the migration process.

Asia

Europe

  • City of Rovereto (Trento -Italy): 420 MS Office desktops and laptops replaced June 2010 by OpenOffice.org
  • Danish resolution B103 would require the government to define and use open file formats (see this unofficial translation of the actual parliament decision).
    • "Parliament directs the government to ensure that the use of information technology, including software, within public authorities is based upon open standards... No later than January 1st, 2008, the government should introduce and maintain a set of open standards that can serve as inspiration for other public authorities. Hereafter, open standards should be a part of the basis for public authorities' development and purchase of IT software, with the aim to further competition."
    • A report describes the implementation of the resolution. Here is a summary in english (PDF).
  • County of Gribskov, Denmark is using OpenOffice.org on all PC workstation in the administration [1] (in Danish)
  • City of Rødovre is using OpenOffice.org in conjunction with case- and document handling
  • The University of Southern Denmark www.dsu.dk: Administration and 22,000 students will be using OpenOffice.org.
  • City Council, Ogre, Latvia
  • Metropolitan Court, Budapest, Hungary: 1,500 workstations [2]
  • MultiRacio Ltd.[3] deployed more than 60,000 copies of its OOo commercial derivatives called MagyarOffice and EuroOffice in Hungary since 2002 [4]. One-third has been deployed in the public sector and two-thirds in small and medium businesses. For example:
    • 2,300 copies of MagyarOffice were deployed by the Ministry of Informatics in the so called e-Magyarország points in 2004,
    • more than 60% of 10,500 PCs were shipped with MagyarOffice in a public procurement for institutions in 2003, in which MagyarOffice and MS Office were treated on equal footing.

The article of IT-Business in Hungary is a good account of the present state of the Hungarian Office suite market. See: [5]. An English translation is available here (PDF).

North America

Oceania

South America

Schools and Universities

Africa

Asia

  • University of the Philippines.
  • Tayabas Western Academy de Gala Street Candelaria, Quezon 4323 Republic of the Philippines joined the OpenOffice.org community starting school year – 2008-2009.
  • 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.

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

  • High Schools in Chile, via Enlaces.
  • Caso de uso do OpenOffice.org na UNISC The case presentation of University of Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
  • Schools in every municipality of Brazil The Brazilian Ministry of Education are deploying 356,800 Linux workstations running BrOffice.org in schools in all of Brazil's 5,560 municipalities.
  • PUC Minas anuncia adoção do OpenOffice.org The PUC (Catolic University) of Minas Gerais State, in Brazil. PUC announced the adoption of OpenOffice.org in 2116 computers in academic area.
  • Ranger Police in Paraguay Ranger police have the statement of OpenOffice.org right on their homepage althought in Spanish, they state the succesful migration and adoption of modern technology with the goal of make their processes more efficient.

Private Sector

Africa

Asia

Europe

  • ASIGEST, a Romanian insurance company.
  • Ford & Warren Solicitors, UK. A leading Law Firm in Leeds with 200 desktops now using Openoffice 3.0. Previous versions of OpenOffice and StarOffice 5.x were also used previous to this rollout. Ford & Warren are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and are members of the International Society Of Primerus Law Firms.
  • Future Publishing, UK. A leading tech magazine publisher, with 700 OpenOffice.org users.
  • Groupe Laurent: French Car/Trucks/Industry Technical parts distributor. 650 OpenOffice users, including 550 on Linux.
  • Kervan Gida, Turkey with 80+ desktops.
  • LVM Insurance in Munster, Germany: 7,700 Red Hat Linux desktops.
  • MOBEXPERT Group of Companies, Romania. The leading Romanian furniture manufacturer and retailer.
  • Peugeot Citroën of France "will install Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop on up to 20,000 computers in addition to 2,500 servers" starting in early 2007.
  • PROFI Rom Food, a Romanian food producer and retailer (store chain), with headquarters in Timișoara.
  • Total Cont- Sibiu România, a finance and bookkeeping company .
  • Travel Republic , UK. A leading online travel agency with over 120 workstations that handles over 1 million passengers per year. Travel Republic was the UK's fastest growing private company in 2007 (Fast Track 100).
  • Zando Computer, an IT consulting company located in Bucharest, Romania, actively recommends and deploys OpenOffice.org and other OpenDocument format solutions to its clients. Zando Computer is also a member of ASRO/CT210, the Romanian standardization body on document formats.

North America

Oceania

  • De Bortoli Wines, Australia. OpenOffice.org installed on all client devices (With over 2/3 of these users running Linux desktops).
  • MIP Holdings New Zealand.
  • Egressive Limited in Christchurch, New Zealand. Started with Star Office 5.1. Organisation uses OpenOffice.org 2.2 for Linux and NeoOffice for the Mac. ODF is our internal document standard. We encourage the adoption of OpenOffice.org among our customers and promote the use of ODF over OOXML or other faux-open or proprietary/patent encumbered file formats.

South America

  • Fen Hoteles, Argentina, Paraguay. OpenOffice.org installed on Central Offices (50 PCs) and 12 Hotels (app. 60 PCs)
  • Casas Bahia Casas Bahia is the largest retail chain in Brazil, selling electronics, furniture and appliances. With more than 500 stores, Casas Bahia uses the OpenOffice.org productivity suite for the 900 users who need desktop software.

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

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