Vitalizing Local ICT-Industry by Acceleration of FLOSS-Based Software Product Development: A Case Study of the ICT-Industry in Okinawa
Occupational condition differentials between major enterprises in areas around central Japan and small-medium-enterprises in rural area are caused by hierarchical structure in Japanese industries on the Information Communication Technologies (ICT). In order to remove this in-adequate situation, the authors have drawn a blueprint to reform the ICT-industry by proposing a reference model to develop Free/Libre/OpenSource-based software products and a system that can support the development. The system has been implemented in an organization to help the local ICT-enterprises in Okinawa and the reference model is also now provided by that organization. This paper reports an outline of the system and that of the reference model.