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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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FUNDECYT in Extremadura

FUNDECYT in Extremadura

(p.67) 5 FUNDECYT in Extremadura
Adopting Open Source Software

Brian Fitzgerald

Jay P. Kesan

Barbara Russo

Maha Shaikh

Giancarlo Succi

The MIT Press

This chapter examines the extensive adoption of open source software (OSS) in high schools and public offices in the Extremadura region of Spain. It discusses the establishment of the Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Tecnología en Extremadura (FUNDECYT) to promote technology and innovation in the Extremadura region, and describes projects aimed to increase information technology (IT) culture. The chapter also provides a summary of the different aspects of OSS adoption in Extremadura.

Keywords:   adoption of OSS, high schools, public offices, Extremadura, Spain, FUNDECYT, technology and innovation, IT culture

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