It happens all the time. You're at a party, someone asks about your work, and yet again, you have about 45 seconds to describe one of the greatest innovations in human history. There's the public utility metaphor. The shared infrastructure "like a bridge or a road" idea. Waterworks. Rural electric... Read more
This open thread is an opportunity for you to tell us how you explain what the open source way is, but without mentioning software or technology.
One of the best things about putting together opensource.com is finding out about all the interesting ways open source methods and technology are being applied to solving what have been intractable problems. From IntraHealth International we hear about a public health project with Hope Phones and... Read more