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How do you explain the open source way?

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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.

Many of us in the technology industry have heard the analogy of buying a car with the hold welded shut. Doesn't make sense, right?

When you meet someone new to the open source way, what analogies do you use?

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Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets - Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com. He primarily works with the DevOps Team and Open Organization community. He is the author of The foundation for an open source city and has been with Red Hat since 2003. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets for a fun and shareable feed of his open source (and other)...