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A Survey Study of Free/ Open Source Software (FOSS) Development and Applications in Sudan

Show simple item record Karamalla, Nafisa Mahmoud Supervisor - Mohamed Ali Hamad Abbas 2013-09-22T12:39:13Z 2013-09-22T12:39:13Z 2012-09-12
dc.identifier.citation Karamalla,Nafisa Mahmoud.A Survey Study of Free/ Open Source Software (FOSS) Development and Applications in Sudan/Nafisa Mahmoud Karamalla;Mohamed Ali Hamad .-khartoum :Sudan University of Science and Technology, computer science,2012.-116p. :ill . ;28cm .-M.Sc. en_US
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract There is an increasing debate on the role and potential benefits of Free/Open-Source Software (FOSS), particularly in supporting developing countries in their attempts to increase the use of information and communication technology (ICT). his research investigates the level of FOSS development and application in Sudan by analyzing the ecosystems that foster the development of FOSS: the Public sector, the Private sector, Universities and Communities of Developers. FOSS leads to the economic and social development. Data has been collected by surveying the four elements that are mentioned above through questionnaires and interviews to obtain qualitative and quantitative values. The SWOT Analysis report provides an inventory of the area’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) and assesses the degree to which each sector supports future growth. The overall goal of this thesis is to have a clear understanding of ecosystem strengths and areas of potential that can be built upon and better marketed and areas of weaknesses so as to be remedied. Findings of this thesis will lead to some recommendations to improve the situation. In conclusion, a thorough overview of current situation regarding FOSS development and application is presented, creating a starting point for the identification of new business opportunities for Sudanese companies, and new fields of research and studies for developers to continue promoting the use and development of FOSS in Sudan. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sudan University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sudan University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject computer software en_US
dc.subject sudan en_US
dc.title A Survey Study of Free/ Open Source Software (FOSS) Development and Applications in Sudan en_US
dc.title.alternative ‫دراسة مسحية عن تطوير وتطبيق البرمجيات الحرة‬ ‫والمفتوحة المصدر بالسودان‬ en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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