Challenges of Implementing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS): Evidence from the Indian Educational Setting

@article{Thankachan2017ChallengesOI,
  title={Challenges of Implementing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS): Evidence from the Indian Educational Setting},
  author={Briju Thankachan and DavidRichard Moore},
  journal={The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={186-199}
}
The use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), a subset of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), can reduce the cost of purchasing software. Despite the benefit in the initial purchase price of software, deploying software requires total cost that goes beyond the initial purchase price. Total cost is a silent issue of FOSS and can only be evaluated in the particular environment in which it is adopted, in this case Kerala, India, fora state-level FOSS project called IT@School. This… Expand
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