Free and Open Source Software and Technology for Sustainable Development

Free and Open Source Software and Technology for Sustainable Development, ed. Sowe, Sulayman K., Parayil, Govindan and Sunami, Atsushi (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2012).

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  • Editor Sowe, Sulayman K.
    Parayil, Govindan
    Sunami, Atsushi
    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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