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Has open source gone too far?

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I come in for criticism here when I write about the open source concept being extended into areas like politics and journalism.

It doesn't belong there, the critics charge. Where's the license agreement? You're rendering the concept meaningless.

OK, so how about cars? Or music?

Pictured here, from the Core77 Design blog, is the c,mm,n (pronounced common), a hydrogen-powered two-seater whose technical designs and drawings are freely available online, and to which you may contribute, so long as your innovations fall under the same sharing agreement. (It also helps if you speak Dutch.)

Full Story.

more on OScar

more on the OScar Here and Here.

Diluting the term

This---and only this---is a good reason to drop the misued buzzword and start speaking about 'libre/free software'


Honestly since no one OWNS open source...they can't tell people how to apply labels with it. So, I'd say this reporter needs to stop whining.


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