Open Source Software (OSS) Adoption Framework for Local Environment and its Comparison
According to Business Software Alliance (BSA) Pakistan is ranked in the top 10 countries having highest piracy rate . To overcome the problem of piracy local Information Technology (IT) companies are willing to migrate towards Open Source Software (OSS). Due to this reason need for framework/model for OSS adoption has become more pronounced.
Research on the adoption of IT innovations has commonly drawn on innovation adoption theory. However with time some weaknesses have been identified in the theory and it has been realized that the factors affecting the adoption of OSS varies country to country. The objective of this research is to provide a framework for OSS adoption for local environment and then compare it with the existing framework developed for OSS adoption in other advanced countries. This paper proposes a framework to understand relevant strategic issues and it also highlights problems, restrictions and other factors that are preventing organizations from adopting OSS. A factor based comparison of propose framework with the existing framework is provided in this research.
KeywordsOpen Source Software Technological Factor Software Piracy Brand Reputation External Service Provider
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