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What motivates a community to collaborate with you?

In previous articles we’ve seen what you can put in open source to start creating collaboration as well as how it can benefit your own project. You can find these articles here and here. And in the latest article, we saw where you can find a community who wants to collaborate, and how you can make it easy for them …

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How can you gather a community to work with you?

Android has become 80% of the smartphone market, TED is now viewed by billions of people, and Let’s Do It is picking up tons of waste around the world thanks to the open philosophies that enable random strangers to collaborate with their projects.  Openness coupled with a community is powerful.  In the latest two posts here and here we saw …

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What can you open source to create impactful and innovative communities? — Part 2

The Wikipedia took down the Encyclopedia Britannica. WordPress has taken away big chunks of attention from newspapers. Bitcoin might be taking banking over. Unsplash is taken over stock photography. You could say that “Open Source is going to eat the world”. If a market only has closed options there will always be someone willing to create an open alternative. Apple …

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How to create change when you have a big idea but no skills or time

It was 2006. A young brit named Jono Bacon had been running the LugRadio podcast, a show about Free Software and Linux with three of his friends. The show had attracted a more than decent following and had an active community forum going on. But the irony of the show about Free Software is that it was recorded with a …

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The 2 reasons projects for good are failing to change the world

You want to start something that is purpose-driven in making the world a better place. To make a difference. To make an impact and help others. But it’s hard to get heard. If you’re trying to get through the noise created by the internet, you might have thought about releasing a project for free or open source so others can …

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How Denmark turned its national companies to open source

In response to the increase in wages in Western countries that is driving the relocation of industrial activities to emerging countries, Denmark has launched the REMODEL programme to help its national companies create business models based on an open source logic. An experiment has been launched with ten Danish companies. Let’s see what has been the experience of these pioneers. …

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Veja is suing Primark. To accelerate a regenerative world do this instead.

The creator of Veja, Sebastien Klopp, has announced that he will press legal action against Primark for copying the design of his best selling product, the Veja V 10 trainers. View this post on Instagram It’s not cool to copy. Period. “But knocking off sustainable brands is, I think, a special case. For not only are the copycats profiteering from …

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6+ mainstream companies you wouldn’t suspect of open sourcing their ideas

When people hear that I help others get more power by giving up their ideas, they don’t understand or they don’t believe it at first, and next, they look at me suspiciously. Doing open source sounds stupid in the capitalist society we live in. Maybe developers and geeks can get away with it with their software or hardware. But that’s …

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Could Open Source have saved Kodak?

Kodak. They were great with patents and very profitable photo films. But they invented digital cameras. And they hid their innovation because they made their photo films obsolete and unprofitable. Then came asian manufacturers who flooded the market with cheap digital cameras, destroying their margins. And eventually making them bankrupt. Cheap cameras, gopros, digital Canon’s, smartphones had all become the …