Legal Readiness for Open Source Software Adoption in Public Sector

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Authors: Vikash MadduriAlika VandtkeYolanda MartinezMargus MägiNele LeoskNico LueckSherman Kong

Abstract: The importance of Open-Source Software (OSS) is growing vehemently in the public sector. OSS has a key role in governments’ digital transformation towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), provides the opportunities of economies of scale and economies of scope, and promotes digital infrastructure by adopting Open Stack technology capabilities. However, the OSS adoption readiness has been measured on the basis of technology, organizations, and economic prerequisites, as of now. The current paper reviews the existing literature and suggests most critical factors from the perspectives of legislation, governance, and policy so that the governments which are traversing towards digital transformation can adopt them for social good.

Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, Open Source Software, Readiness factors, Digital Government Transformation.

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003890

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