Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Kenya: Open Sourcing Can Tackle Software Piracy

Adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) as an alternative to copyrighted products is seen as a promising solution to software piracy in developing countries like Kenya. BPO services in at initial stage at Kenyan industry.

Globally, software piracy is blamed for the high cost of commercial software. At several thousand shillings, the price of familiar operating system and Office software is too high for normal users and institutions in Kenya where estimates show that 80 per cent of the commercial software used is pirated.

Unlike commercial software, which has to be purchased and registered, open source software can be down loaded and used free of charge. The only exception is when it has to be customised in which case a fee is paid.

Open source software is developed largely by community brains rather than global IT firms and has risen to rival commercial software as governments like South Africa pass regulations requiring departments to increase use of open source solutions.

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3 comments:

Contact Me said...

Kenyans are not much proficient in open source tehcnology.

Jeff Kent
BPO Services

Contact Me said...

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Jeff Kent
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Contact Me said...

It's really a nice blog. I like it. It's really informative blog. Keep it up nice blogging.


Regards,
Jeff Kent
Yahoo Store Design