Open source software and government policy in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Kinghorn, Johann Pieters, Minnaar en_ZA
dc.contributor.other Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. Information Science. 2008-06-11T13:08:46Z en_ZA 2010-06-01T08:49:47Z 2008-06-11T13:08:46Z en_ZA 2010-06-01T08:49:47Z 2008-03 en_ZA
dc.description Thesis (MA (Information Science. Socio-Informatics))--Stellenbosch University, 2009.
dc.description.abstract Open-source software is not something new; however, it has come into the spotlight in the last few years, mostly due to hyped initial cost savings of the Linux operating system. Consumers and businesses were made aware of shortcomings in the traditional proprietary software model and this has in turn created a surge in popularity of open-source. The migration to open-source requires efficient research of options available and thorough analysis of the migratory process through all levels of the organization. Initial independent cost analysis has not been conclusive, with unreliable, skewed results and below average performance due to poor implementation. The focus of this study is whether open-source software is a suitable alternative to current proprietary software packages utilized by the government sector. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University
dc.subject Open-source software -- Government policy en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Information science en
dc.subject Theses -- Information science en
dc.subject Dissertations -- Socio-informatics en
dc.subject Theses -- Socio-informatics en
dc.title Open source software and government policy in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Stellenbosch University
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