Policies of United Nations System Organizations Towards the Use of Open Source Software for Development (OSS) in the Secretariats

This report is the first of a two-part review undertaken by the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) on the policies of United Nations system organizations regarding the use of OSS. It is aimed at raising awareness on the potential benefits of OSS by examining software policies in the secretariats against the background of a growing trend worldwide among Member States promoting the use of OSS in their own public administrations.

Louis-Dominique Ouédraogo
© United Nations, 2005, 34 pages