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Open Source and The Web-based Periodicals: A Compared Study

Baravalle, Andres and Chambers, Sarah (2006). Open Source and The Web-based Periodicals: A Compared Study. In: The Second International Conference on Open Source Systems, 2006, 8-10 June 2006, Como, Italy.

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Abstract

Open Source software such as Linux, OpenOffice.org and Firefox, are currently the topic of a number of researches. At the present time, several migrations of thousands of desktops are ongoing in different places in Europe. Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Austria are leading experimentations, while the United Kingdom seems to be unaffected by this stream.
In this paper we aim to investigate the role of the media in the diffusion of Open Source, analysing three web-based periodicals from Italy, United Kingdom and USA. The influence of the media in our society is wide and we have to look to that direction if we want to seriously investigate the in-depth causes of the different trend.
Nevertheless, our results do not show a picture that will be familiar to many researchers of the field.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: Details of conference are at http://oss2006.dti.unimi.it/
Conference proceedings are published as "Open Source Systems" isbn 978-0-387-34225-2 .
Keywords: Open Source; Free Software; Public Opinion; On-line periodicals; Italy; United Kingdom; USA
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 6735
Depositing User: Andres Baravalle
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6735
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