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Open source och öppen utveckling: En studie om vilken roll som en större öppenhet,med betoning på användning av open source, kan ha inom ramen för ICT4D-projekt.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is partly to identify and describe the conditions that arenecessary for ICT4D projects using open source software to become successful, but also toidentify what possibilities and difficulties come with a greater openness. The result of thisstudy can be used as guidance when planning and executing ICT4D projects. The study applies a qualitative method with an abductive approach. Thematerial of the study was collected by interviewing five people, who are working within thefield of ICT4D. The conditions, that are required for open source based ICT4D projects to besuccessful, mainly focus on the importance of a wide competence, local ownership,simplicity, more collaboration and a higher degree of awareness. Further the conclusion canbe drawn that the free nature of open source can imply larger possibilities to local adjustment,the spread of initiatives, and collaboration between participants. It can also lead to a reductionof government-controlled information. Open development, meaning increased participationwith the intended users, collaboration between organizations, and a larger transparency in thedevelopment process, can have a positive influence on the sustainability and scalability of aproject. The difficulties that a greater openness can imply mainly focus on the dependencythat can arise between different parties, but also the omission of the local context and thecosts that can occur when developing with open source.

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2016.
Keywords [sv]
ICT4D, open source, transparens, deltagande, samarbete, öppen utveckling, öppenhet, hållbarhet, skalbarhet, projekt
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-314927OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-314927DiVA, id: diva2:1072163
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Information Systems
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Bachelor programme in Information Systems
Available from: 2017-02-08 Created: 2017-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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