open source

Open source tractors and DIY manufacturing

We've talked about open source cars before , but open source tractors? Marcin Jakubowski has helped to open the designs for 50 farm machines,...Read more

The many markets of open source

Even people inside the open source market tend to underestimate it. They think of it the way they think of the software market. If you're not...Read more

The role of technical forums in the progress of open source

I am a huge advocate of the concept of open source software. As a society, we are at a point where information sharing is more critical than ever...Read more

Five questions with Steve Midgely

In the early fall of 2010, Greg DeKoenigsberg suggested that we might do a five-questions-style interview with Steve Midgley ( bio ) in the...Read more

Let's think (and be) bigger about open source and government procurement

Last time I covered two reports assessing a potential move by The Netherlands government toward the use of more open source software. The commonality...Read more

Open source is more than throwing code

Open source has achieved a bit of popularity in the tech world, and has even become a bit mainstream . I sadly think this means that many have and...Read more

Open standards: The sentinel principle

The idea of standards stretches back many years. While competition is good, competition around basic attributes of products in mature markets can...Read more

Open source, giving freely, and self-awareness

In a July 2010 post on opensource.com , Jonathan Opp wrote about the nature of giving and participating in a gift culture/economy. One point that he...Read more