A baseline survey on Free and
Open Source Software (FOSS) in the South Pacific
Proposal [pdf] (SIZE: 224KB)
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.