Open Source Software Adoption Lessons from Linux in Munich

IT Professional, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2017): 42-47

Posted: 16 Mar 2017

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Mario Silic

Swiss School of Business and Management (SSBM); University of St. Gallen - Institute of Information Management

Date Written: March 14, 2017

Abstract

Over 10 years, the city of Munich migrated 15,000 PCs from Windows to the open source Linux operating system. Based on this case, the authors propose recommendations for evaluating and calculating the risks of open source software adoption.

Keywords: Linux, Open Source Software, Adoption

Suggested Citation

Silic, Mario, Open Source Software Adoption Lessons from Linux in Munich (March 14, 2017). IT Professional, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2017): 42-47, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932979

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