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Let’s hope, other countries do the same with MS Office and Google Docs.

Germany already did that a couple of years ago afaik. But, yes, let’s hope others will follow.

Kromonos
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Did they? If so, then way too many schools don’t think to switch. I have way too many friends who are unhappy that their children still bring docx documents home, if at all. Because digitization here is seriously stuck in the Stone Age, many schools aren’t particularly equipped.

I don’t know people with children in Germany, but you can read it here and many other sites. 🤔

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They’re only talking about the clouds. So, it’s not allowed to use e.g. Microsoft Skydrive or Google Drive. But as long as it’s possible to use Microsoft Office also offline, they’re doing it here.
Banning the clouds is a good start, but politics stopped there, without thinking about the offline software.

Yeah, it’s even said in the first sentence of the article. Should have read it more carefully before posting. I stand corrected.

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Libreoffice online could be a way to get started https://hub.docker.com/r/libreoffice/online/

Did not know libreoffice had an online option, interesting.

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Collabora Online is based on LibreOffice, and used by this Nextcloud app : https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/richdocuments Even though it is a development version with limitations, it gets a Very Positive review, and well deserved.

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LibreOffice is great. I used their offline tools since release, and I really should take my time to take a look at their online version. Currently, I’m using ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud at home.
Thanks for the hint.

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There is also collabora for nextcloud which runs pretty well🙂

The headline is misleading, as the article merely covers the decision of the Data Protection Commissioner of Hesse (one of Germany’s 16 federal states). Many other federal states have a similar tendency by now, but in detail it can be very different, and in practise, the Data Protection Commissioners can be very patient when it comes to giving schools additional time to switch to other solutions.

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Peertube version here, that one can also comment with their Lemmy account !
tilvids.com/videos/watch/b578b…

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