Open Source at the University of Johannesburg

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dc.contributor.author Amory, Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-16T08:37:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-16T08:37:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4274
dc.description.abstract Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) is an important alternative to propriety software. While companies who develop propriety software are often market leaders, users of such software never own the software but only the right to use the software. FLOSS vendors, on the other hand, often grant users rights to own, use, explore and change software to support themselves and their communities. Currently University of Johannesburg members make use of FLOSS to support administrative, teaching and research objectives at the macro, meso and micro levels. However such use of FLOSS is neither supported through appropriate institutional strategic goals, nor is there any support in the use of FLOSS provided. Senate requested that a Task Team explore the present and future use of FLOSS at the University of Johannesburg taking into account local and international trends. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Science and Education Technology, University of Johannesburg en_US
dc.subject Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) en_US
dc.subject Education technology en_US
dc.subject Science education en_US
dc.subject Teaching and learning en_US
dc.subject Content management system en_US
dc.title Open Source at the University of Johannesburg en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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