open source

Open business funding: New ideas for a new economy

Starting a business is always a bit of a gamble. But investing in a start-up is practically a guessing game. “A lot of venture capitalists will tell...Read more

Open Source at the State Department: Loud, timely, not your parents' State Department

Last Friday, I was in Washington, D.C., for Tech@State’s Open Source Conference . Tech@State is an inspiring step by the State Department, connecting...Read more

User-led innovation can't create breakthroughs. Really?

Earlier this week, Fast Company posted an article by Jens Martin Skibsted and Rasmus Bech Hansen (thanks to Gunnar Hellekson for sending it my way)...Read more

The open source revolution

Last Friday, while the first true revolution of the Web 2.0 era was reaching its climax in Tahrir Square, I was watching events unfold from within...Read more

Economics of Participatory Government: The Coming (temporary) Scarcity

I’ll admit, it’s a bit of a sensational headline. But if I put the word “equilibrium” in there, you might not have reached this point. Last year...Read more

Looking forward to a sweet new year selling open source

Two years ago, I blundered into open source because I wanted my students to build educational games for the One Laptop Per Child community. Much of...Read more

Open source software gains ground in higher education

Open source software is becoming a dominant force in the software world and the world in general. Unfortunately, many universities still teach...Read more

Community building the Packers way

Unless you've been living under a rock, or don't really care about U.S. sports, you probably know that the Green Bay Packers are the champs of Super...Read more