Mozilla has built itself on the idea of open-source, so much so that the tech giant has partnered with Widmer Brothers brewery to produce an open-source beer. The idea of a decentralized beer may sound like an outlandish concept, but the idea perfectly translated in Tropical IPA crafted with plenty of community input. This input was garnered through a survey that gave various people input on the hops, style and any special additions they would like to see in a beer. Responses were then tabulated and weighed by Mozilla before being sent to the brewers at Widmer.
The open-source beer project was officially launched at Widmer Brothers brewing but this will not be the end of the beer. Mozilla and Widmer have both committed to continue the open-source beer project and will continue to improve upon the beer based on feedback from people who have already tasted it.
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1. Open-source Beverages - Open-source brewing may become more widespread, allowing for community input and customization of new and existing beverage creations.
2. Crowd-sourced Product Development - Companies in various industries may consider utilizing crowd-sourced surveys to gather input and feedback on new product offerings.
3. Technology-based Collaboration - Technology companies and traditional businesses can collaborate to create innovative products through the use of community surveys and feedback mechanisms.
1. Beverage - The beverage industry could explore open-source beer creation to tap into the craft beer market and meet growing consumer demand for customization and unique flavors.
2. Software - Software companies may find innovative ways to incorporate community feedback and input from various stakeholders to improve and create new software products.
3. Manufacturing - Manufacturers can consider utilizing crowd-sourcing to gather information on customer preferences and trends to create products that better meet consumer needs.