Adaption of Linux SSL servers across cultures

  • Timo Pykalainen University of Joensuu
Keywords: technology adoption, open source software, Linux, culture,


Linux has received significant attention worldwide, but differences in its adoption across countries has gained less interest. This paper aims to fill this gap by investigating the proportion of Linux among SSL servers in the Internet. The findings of this research question earlier findings concerning the influence of culture on adoption of technology. Findings of this research could be useful for both proprietary and open source software companies. Likewise, by understanding the influence of culture on Linux adoption, OSS communities can adjust their activities to gain optimum international operations.

Author Biography

Timo Pykalainen, University of Joensuu
Doctoral Student in Department of Business and Economics
How to Cite
Pykalainen, T. (2008). Adaption of Linux SSL servers across cultures. First Monday, 13(12).