Indonesian Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Initiatives: Implications for Its Distributed Network Topology and Design

Author: Ima Apriany

This essay was submitted as an individual essay assignment on ISIT925-Network Design.

Abstract

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) initiative are promising to deliver strategic advantage, especially for Indonesia as a developing country. Despite its impediments in its implementation, the government agencies and higher educational institution are motivated to commit and collaborate in creating FOSS community by underpinning a distributed network. Consequently, there will be some technical requirement implications for its network design and also a need for an enhanced computing strategy that can be utilised so that the FOSS initiative can be implemented efficiently. In this paper, a topology for data transfer process was elaborated that engaged 32 nodes throughout Indonesia while the network requirement analysis was derived from user requirement which is least technical then drilled down into application, device and network as the most technical one.

Keywords – Free Open Source Software (FOSS), Indonesia Higher Education Network (INHERENT), Government Initiatives, Network Topology, Network Design

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