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Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

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 ... More


Intellectual Property Rights, Capacity Building, and “Informational Development” in Developing Countries

Christopher May

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0311
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter explores the international politics of intellectual property protection within the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It looks at ... More


The Ecosystem

Charles M. Schweik and Robert C. English

in Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter describes how open-source software (OSS) has changed over the past several years and uses the ecosystem metaphor to depict its current state. It then considers commons and the various ... More


Introduction

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

in Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the adoption of open source software (OSS). The book explores the adoption of OSS in different public organizations, ... More


Comparing the Case Studies

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

in Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.003.0009
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter compares the five case studies on the adoption of open source software (OSS) in public organizations, examines whether the adoption of OSS differs from the adoption of software that is ... More


The Ambiguities of Participation in the Global Governance of Electronic Networks: Implications for South Africa and Lessons for Developing Countries

Tracy Cohen and Alison Gillwald

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0353
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter explores the ambiguities of participation in the global governance of electronic networks within the highly politically charged context of post-apartheid South Africa. It looks at South ... More


Institutional Attributes

Charles M. Schweik and Robert C. English

in Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter describes institutions that play a key role in the success or abandonment of open-source software (OSS) commons. It examines M. Lynne Markus’s views about OSS institutions, analyzes both ... More


The GATS Agreement on Basic Telecommunications: A Developing Country Perspective

Boutheina Guermazi

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0132
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The Basic Telecommunications Agreement (BTA) marked a profound shift in the global governance regime for telecommunications. From a heavily regulated regime subject to cooperative arrangements under ... More


Trade Barriers or Cultural Diversity? The Audiovisual Sector on Fire

Byung-il Choi

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0168
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter examines how the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) treats international trade in audiovisual services. Negotiations in the WTO have pitted ... More


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