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Re: "The Dutch authorities are working with the company to fix the situation"

Munich were not doing fine, not even close. It over ran by years and by millions of pounds. At the "end" of the project they had people unable to perform their job roles because software still wasn't working.

It took them a decade to migrate circa 15k end user machines, and related back end, at this point things still had major issues.

From that point it took them 4 years to bite the bullet and move back, mainly citing the MS office alternatives as the issue.

Yes, they had an MS fanboy come in, but that was not the primary driving factor. They recruited them *because* of the issues, and because that after a decade long project they were being told they had to switch to *another* open source office suite and try that for a bit.

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