Explaining Commons Based Peer Production, er, Open Source - Ted Leung, 2005


The problem with the term open source is that everyone means something different when they use it. Some people just mean licensing. Some people think of a particular community’s set of practices. Others think that it means some kind of fuzzy democracy and mob rule.

Covers open source not as licensing, but as the collaborative practice of making together.

I wrote a whole blog post about this:

Which links to a bunch of other articles that I am now going to add here as well :slight_smile: