Organizational Model for Collaborative Use of Free and Open Source Software: The Case of IT Departments in the Philippine Public and Private Sectors

  • Ferddie Quiroz CanlasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems book series (LAIS, volume 7)


Free and Open Source Software is a software development philosophy that gives organizations the freedom to use, study alter and redistribute the software to their own strategic and competitive advantage. This paper attempts to propose a model for the collaborative use of FOSS within IT departments of public and private sectors in the Philippines and to address the prevailing issues and challenges that hinder organizations in adopting FOSS to workplaces. The components of the model, alongside the applicable guidelines and best practices, are anchored to various literature. The study revealed that organizations involved in the study have high enthusiasm for FOSS collaboration and establishment of a FOSS community.


Free and Open Source Software Organization model Guidelines FOSS adoption FOSS collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ComputingMuscat CollegeMuscatOman

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