10 July 2007

Sharing the (Old) News About Crowdsharing

"Crowdsharing" has become rather a modish term for what is, after all, an old concept: broad-based collaborative working. It's true that the Internet has made such collaboration far easier and more global, but the idea is fundamentally the same as the one that Richard Stallman had twenty years ago.

Nonetheless, Assignment Zero, a collection of short interviews that dance around the crowdsourcing theme, is well worth wandering through. As well as the big names like Lessig, there's a host of less well-known players who deserve wider recognition for their attempts at applying open source principles in fields beyond software.

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