IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(1): 16-20 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.348

An Educational Framework for Free and Open Source Software

Abdalla Shaame, Kamalanathan Shanmugam, and Ali Dehghantanha
Abstract—As the adoption of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is rapidly increasing, some countries have been mandating the use of FOSS in all government sectors, while other countries are in the process of adopting FOSS strategies. In addition, many education institutions have been adopting FOSS and have a competitive advantage over other institutions. The reasons of adopting FOSS are vary from one county to another and from one institution to another. However the main drives to this strategy are total cost ownership, free to make copies and distribute to others without being worried of software legality, reliability, availability, performance and security issues. This research intended to develop the framework for adoption of FOSS in education institutions in Zanzibar to reduce cost and increase computing power to students.

Index Terms—Free and open source software, cost saving, computing power, education institutions, Zanzibar.

Abdalla Shaame and Kamalanathan Shanmugam are with the Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: aashaame@hotmail.com, kamalanathan@ucti.edu.my). 
Ali Dehghantanha is with the University Putra Malaysia (e-mail: alid@fsktm.upm.edu.my).

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Cite: Abdalla Shaame, Kamalanathan Shanmugam, and Ali Dehghantanha, "An Educational Framework for Free and Open Source Software," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 16-20, 2013.

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