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Opening the box of secrets to everyone

The most important thing in regarding Fiat’s development of the Fiat Mio (translated: ‘My Fiat”),  the world’s first ever open source car, is not the participation of the crowd itself, but the fact that, for the first time, the auto industry initiated the endeavor as an open source project and release it for everybody under the Creative Commons license. 


Fiat’s choice resulted in an open forum and marked a move to an approach for automobile production that is normally dominated by a culture of secrecy. How revolutionary and subversive was the adoption of this approach? The specification of the Mio is now available for anyone to see -- an open work that challenges the traditions of automobile manufacture.


So when the customer experience begins with the design of a car and not just the ownership experience and the role of the manufacturer becomes the orchestrator amongst customers and engineering teams, what impact does that have on the value of the brand in a world of open source knowledge? Is the brand enhanced or devalued?

 

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Flavio GutJul 23, 2011 07:00 am GMT5759 views
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Windowfarms
site Open Innovation / R & D

Goals 1) To empower urban dwellers to grow some of their own food inside year-round. 2) To empower citizens to collaboratively & openly innovate online toward more sustainable cities and...

Tonya Van Dijk Dec 18, 2010 11:03 am GMT1385 views
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Windowfarms
Could Kickstarter Be Better Than Government Grants for Artists?
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While entrepreneurship projects such as the ill-fated Diaspora do exist on Kickstarter, they get relatively little attention on the site when compared to the overwhelming popularity of the arts....

Sebastian BlancaJun 18, 2011 06:53 am GMT4976 views
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Could Kickstarter Be Better Than Government Grants for Artists?
ImageBrief Waves a Tempting Carrot to Lure Buyers Away from Stock Libraries
document Crowd Creativity

By offering Australian image buyers a chance to win a trip for two to MONA – the $175 million Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, ImageBrief is hoping to attract image buyers to its Beta site to...

Jason RobbinsNov 22, 2011 09:55 am GMT2279 views
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ImageBrief Waves a Tempting Carrot to Lure Buyers Away from Stock Libraries
Number of web users in China rises to 513M: agency
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The communist government encourages Internet use for business and education but tries to block access to material it deems pornographic or subversive. The governnment is strengthening its control...

Jayne AnnJan 17, 2012 05:38 am GMT752 views
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Number of web users in China rises to 513M: agency
uTest Brings Crowdsourcing to uberSVN
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"We selected uTest over alternative QA solutions because their in-the-wild testing has such a strong reputation for positively impacting the quality of apps," said David Richards, CEO...

Tim SatterthwaiteJan 19, 2012 10:22 pm GMT2407 views
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uTest Brings Crowdsourcing to uberSVN
uTest Offers Free Crowdsourcing Services for uberSVN Users
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The uTest Express Bronze package gives you access to members of the uTest community from across North America and Europe, who are handpicked to best match your testing requirements. Each package is...

Claire MackayMar 16, 2012 09:54 pm GMT989 views
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uTest Offers Free Crowdsourcing Services for uberSVN Users
uTest offers free crowdsourcing services
document Tools

The uTest Express Bronze package gives you access to members of the uTest community from across North America and Europe, who are handpicked to best match your testing requirements. Each package...

Rebecca GutierrezMar 17, 2012 12:35 am GMT1126 views
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uTest offers free crowdsourcing services
Earthy delights: the Tribewanted movement comes to Italy
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Tribewanted is running a funny sort of subversion: it's a very modern venture that owes its existence to the internet and social networking and crowdfunding, but it brings people to a place...

Samuel BennettMar 30, 2013 10:07 am GMT2032 views
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Earthy delights: the Tribewanted movement comes to Italy
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