The Theory Of FOSS And Its Acceptance In Developing Nations

TitleThe Theory Of FOSS And Its Acceptance In Developing Nations
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAbdool, SA

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is on the march across the globe, and it offers a reliable alternative to proprietary, commercial products and addresses the full range of users' needs. For example FOSS Apache provides the majority of web pages due to its huge installed user base, with the last figures showing Apache occupying 67% of all web sites world wide.

Since FOSS is world class, (i.e. it is free to share/distribute amongst individuals, clients, offices, etc.) and can be modified according to an individual's/organization's motives, it may be viewed as a competitor to proprietary and commercial products. For instance, when compared to the existing standard, user-friendly programs that run on Microsoft Windows and Apple operating systems, FOSS offers alternate operating systems that can be used on all computer systems and a range of Internet server software with advanced functionality.

Full Text
PDF icon FOSS_IN_POLITICS.pdf391.58 KB