FLOSS for the Canadian Public Sector: Open Democracy

Perry, M. and Margoni, T. (2010) FLOSS for the Canadian Public Sector: Open Democracy. In: Fourth International Conference on Digital Society (ICDS '10), St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 10-16 Feb 2010, pp. 294-300. ISBN 9781424458059 (doi:10.1109/ICDS.2010.52)

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Abstract

FLOSS generates both enthusiasm and concern. In this paper we focus on the Canadian public sector, how it could benefit from FLOSS solutions, emphasising the strong connection existing between public function and Free and Open Source models. At the same time we analyse some of the major legal concerns linked with FLOSS, to distinguish real issues from Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD).

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The authors would like to thank the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Law Foundation of Ontario for their support.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Margoni, Dr Thomas
Authors: Perry, M., and Margoni, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
ISBN:9781424458059

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