Opportunities and Challenges of Open Source Software Integration in Developing Countries: Case of Zanzibar Health Sector

Abubakar BAKAR, Yahya SHEIKH, Bakar SULTAN


This paper describes the opportunities and related challenges of integrating Open Source Software process in organization. It focuses on technical and organizational part of the integration practice in Open Source Software philosophy. Thus, several issues about opportunities and challenges of integration have been identified, including the homogeneity of the systems in place and cooperation nature of integration. In essence, integration has proved to be the solution to several technical and administrative capacity problems that face health sector in Zanzibar.


Integration process; open source software;homogeneous; heterogeneous.

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