Acceptability of open source software in both public and private sectors in Oman

Amal Mubarak Al-Saqri, Ramlah Qasim Al-Ajmi, Suad Abdullah Al-Naqabi, Ali Hamad Al-Badi

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Abstract

Open Source Software is software which can be used, copied, studied, modified and redistributed with little or no restriction beyond the requirement that source code must be made available. The paper discusses five key points about acceptability of OSS in the private and public sectors in Oman: First, the paper seeks to provide an outline of the current and relevant literature with regard to OSS including the different types of OSS licensing; second, investigates the implementation of OSS in Oman private and public sectors; third, explore the benefits gained by the companies and institutes by implementing OSS; fourth, examines the barriers that stand against using/implementing OSS. Finally, the paper discusses the future of OSS in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Management in the Networked Economy
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages641-645
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780975339374
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jun 20 2007Jun 22 2007

Other

Other8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period6/20/076/22/07

Keywords

  • Church and bazaar model
  • Closed software
  • Commercial software
  • LAMP
  • Open source software (OSS)
  • Software licensing
  • Source code

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Al-Saqri, A. M., Al-Ajmi, R. Q., Al-Naqabi, S. A., & Al-Badi, A. H. (2007). Acceptability of open source software in both public and private sectors in Oman. In Information Management in the Networked Economy: Issues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007 (pp. 641-645). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.