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Open software in small enterprises. Private medical practise example
Dominik Meller
Contemporary Economy , 2011,
Abstract: Article covers basic concepts of free and open software and its implementation at small health care facilities. It summarizes costs of possession and maintenance free/open and proprietary software. Functional analysis is conducted on example of office software. Further analysis covers barriers of open software implementation based on requirements of small health care facilities. Finally, according to stated requirements suggestion of ways to overcome these barriers are made.
Construyendo espacios de exclusividad: una aproximación etnográfica al papel y la experiencia de mujeres indias y colombianas en las comunidades locales de Software Libre
Pérez Bustos,Tania;
Universitas Humanística , 2010,
Abstract: this paper aims to account for the ways women integrating the free software community in two countries from the global south negotiate with feminizing paradigms imposed to them by the collectives interested in popularizating free technologies. through an ethnographic approach to vital experiences of women in the indian collective linux-chix, and holding a dialog with the experiences of non-organized women in the free software community in colombia, this paper suggests these negotiations are going to be materialized primarily in the constitution of survival strategies from which certain civilizing projects are particularly vindicated, some of which seem to promote a western paradigm of female subjectivity.
Building Spaces of Exclusivity: An Ethnographic Approach to Indian and Colombian Women’s Role and Experience in Local Free Software Communities
Tania Pérez-Bustos
Universitas Humanística , 2010,
Abstract: This paper aims to account for the ways women integrating the free software community in two countries from the global South negotiate with feminizing paradigms imposed to them by the collectives interested in popularizating free technologies. Through an ethnographic approach to vital experiences of women in the Indian collective Linux-Chix, and holding a dialog with the experiences of non-organized women in the free software community in Colombia, this paper suggests these negotiations are going to be materialized primarily in the constitution of survival strategies from which certain civilizing projects are particularly vindicated, some of which seem to promote a Western paradigm of female subjectivity.
Open Source Approach in Software Development - Advantages and Disadvantages
Jovica ?urkovi?,Vuk Vukovi?,Lazar Rakovi?
International Scientific Journal of Management Information Systems , 2008,
Abstract: The works points to open source approach in software development, which has recorded important results since its beginning. Thanks to it, we are able to use the software representing the fruit of this approach. The work also points to the characteristics of open source approach through the prism of advantages and disadvantages.
Generating Mechanisms for Evolving Software Mirror Graph  [PDF]
Ling-Zan Zhu, Bei-Bei Yin, Kai-Yuan Cai
Journal of Modern Physics (JMP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2012.39139
Abstract: Following the growing research interests in complex networks, in recent years many researchers treated static structures of software as complex networks and revealed that most of these networks demonstrate small-world effect and follow scale-free degree distribution. Different from the perspectives adopted in these works, our previous work proposed software mirror graph to model the dynamic execution processes of software and revealed software mirror graph may also be small world and scale-free. To explain how the software mirror graph evolves into a small world and scale free structure, in this paper we further proposed a mathematical model based on the mechanisms of growth, preferential attachment, and walking. This model captures some of the features of the software mirror graph, and the simulation results show that it can generate a network having similar properties to the software mirror graph. The implications are also discussed in this paper.
Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hard-ware Development  [PDF]
Joshua M. Pearce
Modern Economy (ME) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/me.2015.61001
Abstract: With the maturation of digital manufacturing technologies like 3-D printing, a new paradigm is emerging of distributed manufacturing in both scientific equipment and consumer goods. Hardware released under free licenses is known as free and open source hardware (FOSH). The availability of these FOSH designs has a large value to those with access to digital manufacturing methods and particularly for scientists with needs for highly-customized low-volume production products. It is challenging to use traditional funding models to support the necessary investment of resources in FOSH development because of the difficulty in quantifying the value of the result. In order to overcome that challenge and harvest the current opportunity in both low-cost scientific equipment and consumer products, this article evaluates the following methods to quantify the value of FOSH design including: 1) downloaded substitution valuation; 2) avoided reproduction valuation and 3) market savings valuation along with additional benefits related to market expansion, scientific innovation acceleration, educational enhancement and medical care improvement. The strengths and weaknesses of these methods are analyzed and the results show that the methods are relatively straight-forward to institute, based on reliable freely-available data, and that they minimize assumptions. A case study of a syringe pump with numerous scientific and medical applications is presented. The results found millions of dollars of economic value from a relatively simple scientific device being released under open-licenses representing orders of magnitude increase in value from conventional proprietary development. The inescapable conclusion of this study is that FOSH development should be funded by organizations interested in maximizing return on public investments particularly in technologies associated with science, medicine and education.
NORRRM: A Free Software to Calculate the CIPW Norm  [PDF]
Reneé González-Guzmán
Open Journal of Geology (OJG) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojg.2016.61004
Abstract: This work gives an introduction to the R package NORRRM whose main purpose is to calculate the CIPW Norm. Although there are many softwares and spreadsheets available to estimate the standard mineral assemblages in igneous rocks, this package has the following advantages: a) it has the ability to be run on any operating computer systems (BSD, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X®, Windows®); b) an input argument allows choose different procedures to set the Fe-oxidation ratio; c) the options to use whole-rock major as well as minor oxides and trace elements in the computation; d) the output data yields highly consistent results achieving absolute match between the sum of the input weights of oxides recalculated on an anhydrous basis and the sum of the weights of estimated normative minerals and; e) the functions are written in R language and released under terms that guarantee users the freedom to study, adapt, modify, and distribute the software.
R: una herramienta poco difundida y muy útil para la investigación clínica
Mirabal Sosa,Mayelín; Robaina García,Maytee; Uranga Pi?a,Rolando;
Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Biom??dicas , 2010,
Abstract: to encourage the use of r in the clinical research and from the experience with this software for data processing and analysis, some of its features and the major advantages offering its use in the clinical trials are showed. r is free, flexible and dynamic software with a wide variety of statistical techniques of fast incorporation and that make possible its application. it allow in a conveniently way to present the corresponding information to users since make easy to register the statistical process making that documentation be available to potential audits supporting the results obtained from study.
Open Source Software: Why is it here and will it stick around?
Kimmo Nikulainen
SCRIPT-ed , 2004,
Abstract: This paper discusses the details behind the Open Source Software development scheme by looking at some of the most prevalent licences, and then by asking the question of whether Open Source will survive the legal battles that are starting to affect it, in particular the SCO v IBM case.
Open source in biblioteca: how to?
Giovanna Frigimelica,Andrea Marchitelli
Bollettino del CILEA , 2009, DOI: 10.1472/bc.v0i114.1472
Abstract: Sempre maggiore interesse destano in tutti i settori, anche in Italia, le possibili applicazioni informatiche open source, in alternativa ai software proprietari. è importante, dunque, far chiarezza per evitare errori che possono seriamente compromettere le funzionalità del servizio e generare spese impreviste. Questo breve articolo si pone l'unico obiettivo di individuare alcuni elementi ai quali prestare attenzione nel momento in cui si voglia intraprendere un'analisi costi-benefici riguardo all'adozione di uno o più applicativi open source per le biblioteche e i servizi di editoria elettronica. Open source applications become more and more widespread against proprietary systems in every field. It is important to avoid mistakes that can compromise services and increase costs. This short contribution points to some elements that need attention when a cost-benefit analysis is undertaken before the choice of open source applications for libraries or e-publishing services.
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