Free and Open Source Software and Technology for Sustainable Development
Editor Sowe, Sulayman K.
Title Free and Open Source Software and Technology for Sustainable Development Publication Date 2012 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages 346 pages Language eng Abstract
Free and open source software (FOSS) technologies transcend geographical and cultural boundaries to usher in a new paradigm where volunteers collaboratively develop software for the commons. The political economy of FOSS technologies has far-reaching implications because of the centrality of information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D). The global trend in the diffusion and adoption of FOSS technologies is a testimony to the socio-economic and technological impact the software has for both developed and developing economies. While FOSS development, education and business potentials may appear as a phenomenon for the developed world, a sizable number of developing countries have undertaken bold measures to bring about innovation, sustainable ICT development and technology independence.
Copyright Holder UNU Copyright Year 2012 Copyright type Creative commons ISBN 9789280812176
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