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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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  • Marie CORIS (E3i, IFReDE-GRES), 2005. "Free software opportunities for developing countries (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2005-03, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  • Handle: RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2005-03
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    Keywords

    Software industry; Free software; Developing economies.;

    JEL classification:

    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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