The Role of Open Source Communities in Development: Policy Implications for Governments Link, Georg J.P. Qureshi, Sajda 2017-12-28T01:01:27Z 2017-12-28T01:01:27Z 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract Open Source Software (OSS) communities engage in a shared design of software that meets the needs of community members. This dynamic may have a positive influence on development by enabling the growth of micro-enterprises thus offering opportunities for governments to stimulate their growth. This paper explores the connection between OSS communities and development outcomes to arrive at a theoretical framework that enables the investigation of the role of OSS communities in development. By examining existing government policies, we find that policymakers recognize the potential for OSS communities to create shared value through private-collective innovation. In understanding the transformative role of OSS, this research investigates (1) how OSS communities contribute to development efforts and (2) how government policy can stimulate development efforts through OSS. The contribution of this paper is in the policy implications for governments on how they may use OSS to drive development.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.302
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D): ICT and Sustainable Development
dc.subject Development, Government Policy, ICT4D, Open Source Software
dc.title The Role of Open Source Communities in Development: Policy Implications for Governments
dc.type Conference Paper
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