We could be closer to consumer options for open source cars than ever before. Which begs the question, could the recent floor mat entrapment and pedal recalls from Toyota be solved in a more open way? Or better yet, could they have been prevented if they were designed and built the open source way?
Netflix shook up the video rental industry. Now your movies can be delivered to your mailbox or streamed instantly online. The company has used elements of the open source way--a subscription-based model, support, and a thriving community that rates movies and make recommendations. Does your cable... Read more
Cory Doctorow says "information wants to be free" slogan is "lazy, stupid shorthand." (See discussions at Shareable.net and Utne Reader) When celebrated science fiction writer, blogger, and copyright activist Cory Doctorow tweets, 40,000 followers glance at their phones.
We've posted here before about the Kickstarter process. So we thought we'd talk with one of its artists about going from traditional publishing to ransoming.
Yesterday The Guardian reported on Living Stories, a Google Labs project tested over the last few months with the help of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Now they're turning it over to the open source community. We've all heard that the face of journalism is changing. We've seen it with... Read more
"Open source is a good idea, but no one uses it in the real world." "We can't risk our business on open source--where are the major players?" "We need to know it can work." If you've worked in the IT industry for the past ten years or so, you can remember similar quotes.
If you're browsing the web looking for sites about open source healthcare, here are five I found interesting. There are a ton of sites out there, and I tried to stay away from those that talked strictly about software--instead focusing on those that tackled the issues in open source ways beyond... Read more
It looks like OPEN Forum, American Express’ small business community recently got a little more...open. AMEX has removed the restriction to just card members and allows LinkedIn logins [to comment]. LinkedIn is a site where you can host your professional network of trusted contacts. We told you... Read more
The Museum of Craft & Folk Art in San Francisco recently hosted an Open Source Embroidery exhibit. The program, which ran from October 2009 to January 2010, was curated by Ele Carpenter, an independent curator and researcher based in Northeast Sweden and the UK.