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Free software opportunities for developing countries (In French)

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  • Marie CORIS (E3i, IFReDE-GRES)

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Our paper analyses the free software opportunities for developing economies. First we consider the adoption’s dimension. We show that they seem to be a credible option to support the computerization of these countries. Indeed, the free software could be an alternative to the piracy. Second we consider the importance of the argument of technological independence. In this perspective, we discuss the appropriatenesses of free software for the productive system of these countries.

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Paper provided by Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales in its series Cahiers du GRES with number 2005-03.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2005-03

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Keywords: Software industry; Free software; Developing economies.;

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  1. Marie Coris & Yannick LUNG, 2005. "Les communautés virtuelles : la coordination sans proximité ? Les fondements de la coopération au sein des communautés du logiciel libre," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 397-420.
  2. J.-B. Zimmermann & Nicolas Jullien, 2002. "Le logiciel libre : une nouvelle approche de la propriété intellectuelle," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 99(1), pages 159-178.
  3. Arthur, W Brian, 1989. "Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns, and Lock-In by Historical Events," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 99(394), pages 116-31, March.
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