Gallego Pereira, M. D. Luna Huertas, P. Bueno Ávila, S.
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[Journal:] Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 14 [Year:] 2008 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 197-211
Open Source Software (OSS) begins to be considered the new paradigm of the software distribution. Nevertheless, the recent appearance of OSS prevents to know its real impact at the present time in the social and organizational scopes. Due to this obstacle, the authors have defined a Delphi study for reaching a scenario about the diffusion of OSS in 2010, according to the main applications, geographic areas and economic sectors. Complementarily, the authors have researched the critical success factors and the main barriers for the diffusion and adoption of OSS.