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A Proposed Framework for Assessing the Factors Influencing the Adoption of Free and Open Source Application Software in Organizations

A Proposed Framework for Assessing the Factors Influencing the Adoption of Free and Open Source Application Software in Organizations
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Author(s): Lila Rao Graham (University of the West Indies, Jamaica), Gunjan Mansingh (University of the West Indies, Jamaica) and Gerald Grant (Carleton University, Canada)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch080
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

In this paper we propose a framework for assessing the factors influencing the adoption of free and open source application software in business and other organizations. While there have been several interesting examples of free and open source application software adoption by organizations, these have been limited. This research explores factors that potentially influence the adoption of F/OSS in organizations or serve as barriers to such.

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