What is the Year of Open Source?How does it work? What are the goals?
Year of Open Source is a year-long investigative process and life experiment, documented in video, writing, and other media. I’m a filmmaker from New Zealand, based in Berlin. Until August 2013, I’m trying to live Open Source for a year –
How I Explained It To My Mum
My mum sent me an email saying she didn’t quite understand what I was doing. So I wrote her a different explanation:
The basic idea behind open source is transparency, allowing modification and access to a product.
Cooking recipes are a good example of something that already is, and always has been, open source – nobody can copyright a recipe, and nobody can stop me from adapting that recipe to my own needs and posting it on the internet, publishing it in a book and so on.
Ways you can help!
This is an independent documentary project in support of free / libre / open culture, with no crew and few resources – I ran an initial crowdfunding campaign in July to get things going, and we were able to raise almost €5000,
Kicking off a year of Open Source Everything!
Sam Muirhead will have to turn his rather non-handy hands to all forms of making and DIY as he attempts to live without proprietary products for a year.
The phrase ‘Open Source’, to many people, means ‘software you don’t have to pay for’ – but really it’s so much more than that.
Here are a few frequently asked questions (or frequently shouted criticisms) that I’ve received.
Feel free to add more questions in the comments!