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Open source software in the desktop: the perspective of the public administrations in UK

Baravalle, Andres; Chambers, Sarah; North, Siobhán and Holcombe, Mike (2006). Open source software in the desktop: the perspective of the public administrations in UK. In: WebIst 2006, 11-13 April 2006, Setubal, Portugal.

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Abstract

Open Source has the potential to play an important role in the drive towards e-Government. However, UK public administrations appear to have a markedly different attitude towards the use of Open Source in the desktop to similar organizations in other parts of Europe. The scope of this paper is to investigate some of the possible causes for the distinction, based on experience gathered in the COSPA project. Technical, economical, socio-cultural and political causes are considered and discussed.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: The ISBN is 9789728865474.
Keywords: Open source software; open data standards; public administrations; United Kingdom
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 6736
Depositing User: Andres Baravalle
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6736
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