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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Think Tank Report: Open Source Principles to Have Wide Influence

European think tank Demos has just released a report that takes a look at the underlying principles of Open Sourcethe methods and principles behind the Internet's basic development model. Their results echo what I have been telling anybody who will listen:

Other fields have much to learn from open source methods – because they bring principles and working methods which can help to produce better knowledge, goods or services, or make them available on more widely beneficial terms.

From the formulation of public policy to more open forms of academic peer review, setting up mutual support groups for people facing similar health problems to collaborative forms of social innovation, the principles of open source promise to radically alter the way we approach complex social problems.

Click here to download the Demos white paper as a PDF file.


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