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