Economic benefits of free and open source software in electronic governance

Tryggvi Björgvinsson, Ársæll Valfells, Helgi Þorbergsson

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Abstract

This paper examines differences of using proprietary software and free software in electronic governance from an economic point of view. The paper identifies and highlights key areas in network economy, where free and open source software can drastically cut costs both short-term and long-term, if used instead of proprietary software. The research examines both governmental use and development of software and proposes a way for governments to manage free and open source software projects in order to lower costs for all agencies. The aforementioned policy is used as a basis for the research and its proposals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEGOV 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
Pages183-186
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2007 - Macao, China
Duration: 10 Dec 200713 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume232

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2007
Country/TerritoryChina
CityMacao
Period10/12/0713/12/07

Other keywords

  • Keywords free and open source software
  • Network economy
  • Open standards

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