Overview of content related to 'e-government' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14189/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=randy%20metcalfe&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/metcalfe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/metcalfe#author1">Randy Metcalfe</a> considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine a world where software is free. For the moment, let's not split hairs about this. In this imagined world software costs virtually nothing to obtain. And you are free to do things with this software - free to study how it works (which means getting access to the underlying code, not just the binaries or executables); free to modify that code to suit your needs and/or improve it; free to re-distribute that modified code. And everyone else is free to obtain, study, modify, and redistribute software as well as you.</p> <p>This is not the world you live in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/metcalfe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article randy metcalfe jisc oss watch oxford university computing services university of oxford university of strathclyde gnu apache copyright e-government free software gpl higher education information society infrastructure interoperability licence linux open source operating system research software standards Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1110 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk