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    An Analysis of COSPA – A Consortium for Open Source in the Public Administration


    Morgan, Lorraine (2005) An Analysis of COSPA – A Consortium for Open Source in the Public Administration. In: First International Conference on Open Source Systems, 11-15 July 2005, Genova.

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    Abstract

    This paper reflects on a two-year EU funded specific research targeted project that officially began in January 2004 entitled COSPA, a Consortium for studying, evaluating and supporting the introduction of Open Source Software and Open Data Standards in the Public Administration. COSPA focuses on office automation and desktop system software and aims at rigorously measuring the effort, costs and benefits of a transition to Open Source. The project involves 15 European Universities and Public Administrations from Italy, Hungary, Ireland, Denmark, UK, Belgium and about sixty observers, including the University of Alberto (Canada), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: open source software; public administration; COSPA; Consortium for Open Source in the Public Administration;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 6640
    Depositing User: Lorraine Morgan
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 16:33
    Refereed: Yes
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