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Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, and Giancarlo Succi


Government agencies and public organizations often consider adopting open source software (OSS) for reasons of transparency, cost, citizen access, and greater efficiency in communication and delivering services. This book offers five real-world case studies of OSS adoption by public organizations. The authors analyze the cases and develop an overarching, conceptual framework to clarify the various enablers and inhibitors of OSS adoption in the public sector. The book provides a resource for policymakers, practitioners, and academics. The five cases of OSS adoption include a hospital in Ireland ... More

Keywords: government agencies, public organizations, open source software, OSS, transparency, cost, citizen access, efficiency in communication, delivering services, public sector

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262516358
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Fitzgerald, author

Jay P. Kesan, author

Barbara Russo, author