Open source - from software to screenplay
Open source is happening on a cultural level, spreading roots past a genesis in software, and informing other areas. Jeff Howe’s Crowdsourcing blog has a great post discussing Eric Raymond’s seminal essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar which focussed on the contrasting approaches to building software — closed and open source. He translates the essay’s core points on open source methodology, and how they apply to the increasing trend for crowdsourcing. It raises some points which I can confirm from first-hand experience.