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39 Open Source and Commons Finds

Changing the World Through Equal Access and Shared Technology

— August 2, 2010 — Pop Culture
Cutting-edge design, engineering and medical information are all part of the open source and 'commons' movements.

Rather than allowing information, creation and technology to be controlled by a single entity, open source and commons lets anyone have access so that the power of collaborative invention can build upon shared knowledge for the benefit of many rather than just a few.

Implications - The commons or crowdsourcing movement is the most honest form of consumer-driven initiative a company can make. Companies that leave the fate of their products in the hands of their audience have come to terms with the fact that the power is quite literally in the people. Ultimately, there is no better way to please a certain target audience than letting them create the product themselves.
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Green Patent Sharing
Green Patent Sharing
Hewlett Packard Gives Open-Source Eco Innovations to Eco-Patent Commons
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iPhone Reality Shows
iPhone Reality Shows
Command Guru Will Stream a Show about iPhone App Developers
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36
Pro-Open Source Sites
Pro-Open Source Sites
Shareable Website Shows the Good Will Ability of the Internet
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Etch-A-Sketch Clock
Etch-A-Sketch Clock
Upgraded Toy Keeps Time
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34
Open Source Content
Open Source Content
Star in Your Own Horror Movie with Kaltura
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33
Twittering Timepieces
Twittering Timepieces
The Twitwee Clock Will Make Sure You Never Miss A Retweet
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32
Open Source Stupid Filter
Open Source Stupid Filter
Detects Dumb Comments, Paves Way for Intelligent Web
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31
Crowdsourcing Green Jobs
Crowdsourcing Green Jobs
Hyper-Local Websites Make it Easier to Find Eco-Friendly Service Pros
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30
GPS on iPhone
GPS on iPhone
Google Maps and Open Source Coming Soon
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29
Itty-Bitty Geek Gadgets
Itty-Bitty Geek Gadgets
Ben NanoNote Open Source Hardware is for Linux Nerds
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28
I-Robot Create
I-Robot Create
Open Sourced Robot For Modding
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27
Best Free Open Source Video Browser, Aggregator, and Player
Best Free Open Source Video Browser, Aggregator, and Player
Miro 1.0
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26
Design Your Own Phone
Design Your Own Phone
The OpenMoko Neo1973
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25
Popeye & His Top 20 Trends
Popeye & His Top 20 Trends
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24
The Rise of Open Source
The Rise of Open Source
Washington, DC Switches to Google Docs, Sorry Microsoft
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Psiphon Peer to Peer Censorship Defeater
Psiphon Peer to Peer Censorship Defeater
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22
Open-Source Hardware
Open-Source Hardware
Wingshield ScrewShield Spurs Innovation and Generates Profit
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21
Medical Wikipedia
Medical Wikipedia
Medpedia
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20
NEO 1973
NEO 1973
The world's first open source mobile phone
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19
Hackable Beer / Free Beer
Hackable Beer / Free Beer
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18
Capitalism 3.0
Capitalism 3.0
Reinventing the Commons
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17
Touchscreen WiFi Beanbag
Touchscreen WiFi Beanbag
Chumby PDA Pet
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16
Open Source DVR
Open Source DVR
Linux Based Monolith Challenges TiVo
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15
Creative Commons Train Rides
Creative Commons Train Rides
Norwegian NRK Holds Contest for Reuse of Train Ride Film
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14
Electric Sheep
Electric Sheep
Screensaver Generated by Global Network of Computers
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13
String-Less Digital Guitars
String-Less Digital Guitars
The Linux Powered Misa Digital Guitar Rocks
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12
Google Phone in Testing
Google Phone in Testing
Android Cell Phone
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11
Customizable Android Phones
Customizable Android Phones
Mimique
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10
Fully Customizable Phone
Fully Customizable Phone
Qtopia Greenphone with Linux
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9
Eye Movement Art
Eye Movement Art
Despite Being Paralyzed, the EyeWriter Lets Tony Quan Make Art
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8
Interactive Surface 3D Worlds
Interactive Surface 3D Worlds
Teacher Makes SMARTBoard Interactive With Edusim 3D
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7
Open Source Browsers
Open Source Browsers
Google Chrome
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6
Top 60 Things that Are Free (Land, Beer, Boobs and University)
Top 60 Things that Are Free (Land, Beer, Boobs and University)
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5
Instructables
Instructables
Step by Step Collaboration Online
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4
Cardboard Mechanics
Cardboard Mechanics
Art Installation Uses Open Source Hardware to Control Movement
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3
Map Phones
Map Phones
Google Launches The G1 Phone
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2
High Tech Graffiti
High Tech Graffiti
LED Throwies
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1
iPad Clones
iPad Clones
The iPed is a Black Market Version of the iPad
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