Free and Open Source Software in low-income countries: Emergent properties?

  • Gianluca Miscione
  • Dorothy Gordon
  • Kevin Johnston
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 282)

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is becoming an increasingly important element in strategies for development and implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in low-income countries (LICs). Such initiatives often have strong public sector orientation, as government ICT policies are expected to shape and support further socio-economical development. The usual mismatch between bureaucracies and trajectories of development initiatives (mostly run by international agencies) provides a promising field for empirical research.


Open Source Software Organisational Learning Brand Equity South African Government South African 
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© International Federation for Information Processin 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Miscione
    • 1
  • Dorothy Gordon
    • 2
  • Kevin Johnston
    • 3
  1. 1.University of OsloNorway
  2. 2.Advanced Information Technology InstituteGhana
  3. 3.University of Cape TownSouth Africa

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