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A baseline survey on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the South Pacific

Research Proposal [pdf] (SIZE: 224KB)

Research Report [pdf] (SIZE: 488KB)

A baseline survey on "Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the South Pacific: Knowledge, Perception, Usage, Contribution and Potential" started from January 2005. The objective of this research was to:

  • gauge the understanding of various key stakeholders in their use of FOSS;
  • discover how IT managers deploy, and plan to deploy, FOSS in their organizations;
  • discover how end-users use FOSS applications;
  • Find out how FOSS could be utilized to help in developing cheaper and more flexible IT systems in the Pacific.

Because of the advantages and benefits of FOSS in the long run, it is anticipated that findings would be utilized by government and other stakeholders to formulate policies and encourage public reforms towards more FOSS use.

Data has been collected from Fiji, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Tuvalu. The final report could be prepared by the early April.