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Book: Implementation of Free Software Systems

  • Authors:
    Amadeu Albós Raya, Óscar David Sánchez Jiménez
  • Coordinator:David Megías Jiménez
  • Licenses: GNU Free Documentation License, Creative Commons Attribute ShareAlike License
  • Information: 169 Pages; 2.2Mb
This course book examines the deployment of Free Software systems.

The reader will become familiar with agencies and projects related to the deployment of Free Software in the public and private sectors, and will learn to identify and understand the consequences of the use and exploitation of Free Software in different areas.

This book presents several approaches to the implementation of projects based on Free Software, migrations to Free Software platforms, production and development methodologies and related business projects.

Book cover

Additional content: Case Studies

This coursebook is used in the FTA module "Deployment of Free Software and Case Studies" together with a collection of case studies. In order to make them easier to update and expand, these case studies have been moved out from this coursebook into the FTA wiki. Check these case studies here.

Evolution of this book

The FTA has reused existing course materials from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.Additionally the FTA has developed a study guide and learning activities which are available for learners enrolled in the FTA Campus.


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