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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 …

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How Font Awesome became the most funded software project on Kickstarter

You might not have heard of Font Awesome,  a font and icon toolkit made by Dave Gandy for use with Twitter Bootstrap, but you’ve probably seen their work everywhere on the Internet without even noticing. If you don’t know them, here are some incredible things they’ve achieved: Font Awesome has a 20% market share among those websites which use third-party …

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How Ted Talks went from one to over 2600 events per year in 9 years

Whether you are a fan of TED talks or you find them a bit elitist, with over 1 billion views in 2012 from thousands of speakers, talks available in 116 languages and local events in 179 countries, you can’t deny that they’ve actually spread a lot of inspiring ideas that challenge the status quo. That’s why today I’m going to …