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Open source hardware takes flight

Flying with open source

This past Friday, we celebrated our Open Hardware Week here at Opensource.com with a staff open hardware workshop. Among the many fun things ranging from 3D printing to tinkering with Arduino boards and related electronics, I brought in a tiny remote control quadcopter which got back in December. It isn’t open hardware per se, but I figured buying a cheaper version would be a good option for me before I made the commitment to invest in pricier hardware for a DIY approach. The verdict? Totally fun! We had some nice minorly-destructive crashes inside Red Hat Tower before calling it a day. » Read more

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How is your organization faring in the war of control vs. freedom?

How is your organization faring in the war of control vs. freedom?

In October 1969, when experts at the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) connected the first two nodes of what has now become the Internet, they probably weren’t considering the ramifications of their actions on future organizational cultures. But while these DARPA folks likely wouldn’t have considered themselves management innovators, the Internet they created has rocked the traditional management science to its core. » Read more

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