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The Evaluation of the Brazilian Public Software Portal

Freitas, Christiana (2009) The Evaluation of the Brazilian Public Software Portal. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)

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The successful experience of the Brazilian Public Software Portal suggests that a new technological model is being generated. With this initiative, Brazil offers an original model for the country´s development. Instead of acting as a developing economy – where “the process of technical change is restricted to the assimilation and improvements of innovations produced in developed economies” (Rezende & Tafner, 2005: 46) – Brazil offers, in this case, an original model that produces “authentic competitiveness” in the world market based on new political and technological features. That means the Brazilian initiative of developing public software has the “capability of maintaining or increasing Brazil´s participation in the international market in the long term, promoting economic development and improving the quality of life of its population” (Rezende & Tafner, 2005: 46). Knowledge production in a collaborative ecosystem leads to better results in a shorter amount of time than the knowledge production that takes place in a non-collaborative environment. It is also important to highlight that the results of this shared production are appropriated by the entire society. Thus, the Brazilian Public Software Portal integrates their participants in a new model of technological knowledge production, contributing significantly to the social and economic development of Brazil. Bibliography Benkler, Y. (2007) The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. New Haven: Yale University Press. Castells, M. (1999) A sociedade em rede. São Paulo: Editora Paz e Terra. Freitas, C. (2004) “O capital tecnológico-informacional”. In: Estudos de sociologia, v. 17. Freitas, C. & Veronese, A. (2007) “Segredo e democracia: certificação digital e software livre”. In: IP. Informática Pública, v. 08, p. 09-26. Meffe, C. (2008) “O software público e a economia dos bens intangíveis”. In: Computer World. Acessado em 15 de junho de 2008 na página: Peterle, A.; Meffe, C.; Castro, C.; Bretas, N. & Santanna, R. (2005) “A Materialização do Conceito de Software Público: Iniciativa CACIC”. In: IP. Informática Pública, v. 07, p. 19-28. Rezende & Tafner (Eds) Brasil: o estado de uma nação. Rio de Janeiro: IPEA, 2005. Santanna, Rogério (2007) “Sociedades democráticas precisam compartilhar seus códigos”. In: 16.9695867847/. Simon, I e Vieira, M. (2008) “O rossio não-rival”. In: Pretto & Silveira (Orgs) Além das Redes de Colaboração: Internet, Diversidade Cultural e Tecnologias do Poder. Salvador: EDUFBA. Disponível em: Tapscott, D. & Williams (2007) A. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Portfolio Publisher. Wasserman & Faust (1994) Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Public Software, Free Software, Information Society, Economic Development, Brazil
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:196
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:24 Jan 2009 08:45
Last Modified:15 Mar 2009 23:43

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