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Citizen Journalism and the Open Source Movement

According to the Open Source Initiative open source software is software that can be freely used, changed and shared (in modified or unmodified form) by anyone.   586 more words


The revolution will be 3D-printed (and open source): Cory Doctorow explores the inventions and economy of the future in 2009’s ‘Makers’

By Matthew E. Milliken
Jan. 8, 2015

Suzanne Church is a popular 40-something business columnist for the San Jose Mercury News when she gets her big break. 1,199 more words


Copyleft: All Rights Unreserved

Copyleft (a play on the word copyright) is a concept of the open-source data movement that helps to ensure that all works (mainly computer software) are made freely available to the public to use and modify – as long as this free availability is maintained after modifications are made on the software by subsequent users. 1,010 more words


DIY Teslas With Open Sourced Patents

By Amy Wang

Good news, environmentalists and car enthusiasts alike! Tesla Motors is opening up its patents to the public! Okay, so it may not be as simple as a how-to guide on building your own zero emissions electric vehicle, but, this is a huge step for the open source movement and the advancement of EV technology. 288 more words

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Is the Open Source Movement Driving Innovation or Hurting it?

The world of commercial technology is ruled by copyright laws, licensing agreements and the legal rights of patent holders. This is a global marketplace dominated by the idea that if you want access to a piece of technology, you are going to have to pay whoever owns the rights to it. 1,441 more words