The French city of Toulouse saved 1 million euro by migrating all its desktops to LibreOffice

Toulouse in south-west France is one of the successes of the free software movement, having replaced Microsoft solutions with LibreOffice. Free software and open source in general is now an established part of the city’s comprehensive digital policy, and the open model promotes economic development and employment in the region. However, the process of adopting free software was a long one, says Erwane Monthubert, who until April 2014 was responsible for implementing IT policy.