Open Source Software and Open Data Standards as a form of Technology Adoption: a Case Study

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Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 234)


The process of technology adoption has been studied for long time to give instruments to evaluate the best strategies to ease the introduction of technology. While the main research on Open Source Software focuses mainly on the development process, team collaboration and programmers’ motivations, very few studies consider Open Source Software in this context. In this paper, we provide an overview of literature on technology adoption that can be useful to relate the concepts. We then provide a case study with historical data about file generation and usage across time to evaluate the adoption of Open Source Software and Open Data Standards in the specific case provided.


Open Source Software Data Standards Technology Adoption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceFree University of Bolzano-BozenBolzano-BozenItaly

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