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Authors: Zemene, Adgo
Advisors: DAWIT BEKELE (Ph.D.)
Copyright: 2004
Date Added: 28-Aug-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Most Ethiopian government organizations maintain and exchange documents traditionally. This method of document management is time consuming, costly and unsecured. However, managing documents electronically, greatly improves the internal operations of an organization, raises community satisfaction, and simplifies document management and exchange. In this project, OpenCms which is one of the open source content management software is adapted to enable the government organizations to manage their documents. Language is another barrier for the growth and development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country. This is because most software systems are developed in English language but a small percentage of the population understands that language very well. However, by localizing a software product to the country’s locales, i.e. languages, cultural norms and standards as well as needs and expectations, the users can interact with the software in the settings that feel natural to them. In this project, OpenCms is localized to Ethiopian locales. Open source software are appropriate technology for Ethiopia. This is because they can be acquired free of charge and allow users to redistribute, modify and resell the software. However, they are not widely used in the country, there are III many reasons for this some of them are piracy of proprietary software, lack of awareness about open source software and shortage of open source software experts.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the School of Graduates Studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Science in Computer Science
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1315
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