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Adopting Open Source SoftwareA Practical Guide$
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Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, and Giancarlo Succi

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262516358

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.001.0001

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Hibernia Hospital

Hibernia Hospital

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(p.25) 3 Hibernia Hospital
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Adopting Open Source Software
Author(s):

Brian Fitzgerald

Jay P. Kesan

Barbara Russo

Maha Shaikh

Giancarlo Succi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.003.0004

This chapter examines the adoption of two open source software (OSS) applications at Hibernia Hospital in Ireland: The Star Office desktop suite, whose deployment was ultimately unsuccessful; and an open source email platform, which was ultimately deployed in a successful manner. It describes the different implementation trajectories for both open source applications within Hibernia and considers the issues of trialability and absorptive capacity, factors that facilitated OSS adoption.

Keywords:   OSS applications, Hibernia Hospital, Ireland, Star Office, email platform, trialability, absorptive capacity

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