There has been much written about cooking and recipes and how they are analogous of the open source way—from The Magic Cauldron chapter in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, to websites dedicated to the idea, like forkthecookbook.com. There is also a particular meal that I think truly exemplifies the... Read more
Tips for volunteer retention in open communities, from a software project to a co-op grocery store.
We often say that open source is like a recipe. The source code, or "code recipe," is available for others to go by, modify, and change to their liking and to fit their preferences. Enjoy this cocktail recipe from Opensource.com contributor, frequent traveler, and OpenNMS CEO Tarus Balog.
Our food system desperately needs change for the better. At Community Food Lab, we think critically and creatively about how this change can happen.
On revolutionizing American agribusiness from the ground up, one seed at a time. Could "open source" join the ranks of food labeling like "organic" and "fair trade"? Do patents threaten food security and national security at large? Should governments invest in public plant breeding?
Michael Tiemann contemplates how agriculture and how we grow food could benefit from open source methods and software. FarmBot could be a great start. Find out more about how the farm could be the next frontier for open source.
Co-authored by John Whitehead. For many people spring means a return to the bounty of fresh, local food from farmers markets. But for the one in five people in North Carolina who are facing hunger, that bounty is not an option. This was the challenge that we—a high-tech marketer and an engineer... Read more
We like to use the analogy that open source is like a recipe. It's a great way to explain what open source is to non-technical folks. Last year, this pumpkin spice latte recipe was popular with our community. So, we thought it would be fun to share more recipes with you this year. We collected some... Read more
Each year automobile companies try to predict what new features consumers will want in their cars. If their predictions are right, they are richly rewarded with increased car sales. If they are wrong, they suffer the financial consequences. But wait, is that the best way to design cars? What if car... Read more
If you are what you eat, do you have any idea what you are? In an increasing push for nutrition transparency, you'll soon at least know how many calories you're taking in, whether you want to or not.