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Fria och öppna programvaror inom kommunal verksamhet: Vägen mot öppna standarder?
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Free- and open source software in municipalities : The way towards open standards? (English)
Abstract [en]

This report deals with the attitudes within municipalities of open source software and open standards and if open source software may be an option to gain open standards. The aim has been to find out if open source software and open standards would be able to solve the lock-in problems that municipalities have against proprietary software. The study is conducted as an exploratory, inductive and qualitative study with depth interviews of subjectively selected informants as data collection method. A literature review has also been implemented by the relevant books and articles. Some economic determinants of municipalities to make use of open source software have not been considered in this study. The informants used in this study are all IT managers in a Swedish municipality and our key informants have been selected in a subjective manner based on the expertise they have in the subject. The conclusions drawn were that municipalities have been difficult to define standards and open standards, and that they do not automatically see the connection between open standards and open software. They also see different areas of interest for standardization.

Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport tar upp kommuners inställning till öppna program och öppna standarder och om öppen programvara kan vara ett alternativ för att få öppna standarder. Syftet har varit att ta reda på om öppna program och öppna standarder skulle kunna lösa de problem som kommuner har med inlåsningar mot proprietär programvara. Studien är genomförd som en explorativ, induktiv och kvalitativ studie med djupintervju av subjektivt utvalda informanter som datainsamlingsmetod. En litteraturgranskning har också genomförts av relevanta böcker och artiklar. Några ekonomiska faktorer för kommuner att använda sig av öppen programvara har inte beaktats i denna studie. De informanter som använts i denna studie är alla ITchefer inom någon svensk kommun och nyckelinformanterna har valts ut på ett subjektivt sätt utifrån den expertkunskap de besitter inom ämnet. Slutsatserna som drogs var att kommuner har svårt att definiera standarder och öppna standarder, och att de inte med automatik ser kopplingen mellan öppna standarder och öppen programvara. De ser också olika områden som intressanta för en standardisering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Standard, open standard, open Software, open Source, lock-in problems
Keyword [sv]
Standard, öppen standard, öppen programvara, öppen källkod, inlåsningsproblem
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Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-1599DiVA: diva2:226604
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(English)
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Available from: 2009-07-02 Created: 2009-07-02 Last updated: 2009-10-09Bibliographically approved

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