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Open source software (OSS) products have been widely adopted by commercial as well as government organizations. However, despite their increased adoption, many OSS projects still fail in responding to users' quality needs such as resolving software defects. Hence, this paper investigates the responsiveness of OSS projects to users' needs in terms of(More)
BACKGROUND A three-dimensional virtual world (3DVW) is a computer-simulated electronic 3D virtual environment that users can explore, inhabit, communicate, and interact with via avatars, which are graphical representations of the users. Since the early 2000s, 3DVWs have emerged as a technology that has much to offer the health care sector. OBJECTIVE The(More)
The term electronic government (e-government) mainly refers to the information and communications technology (ICT) usage to modify structures and procedures of government agencies. Acknowledging the necessity of utilizing the new electronic, information, and communication technologies, the movement toward implementation of e-government in Iran has recently(More)
—Unlike closed source software development, open source software (OSS) projects are not commonly driven by direct profit and do not offer developers monetary incentives. Instead, OSS development relies on volunteer developers and voluntary contributions from the user community. Thus, attracting voluntary user contributions to OSS projects is a challenging(More)
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