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Washing machines done the open source way

Posted 24 Mar 2010 by 

Jason Hibbets (Red Hat)
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Where does open design and sustainability meet Tide? The open washing machine project.

“On the surface, the project seems pretty straightforward; draw up some plans for a do-it-yourself washing machine and freely distribute them to anyone who needs them,” writes Lisa Hoover on OStatic.com, Designing Open Source Washing Machines for Underdeveloped Nations.

The project comes with it's fare share of challenges, but I'm confident that the open source way can meet those challenges to create a better way to wash clothes in developing countries.

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Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of, The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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