2,358 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Open Source Hardware (OSHW) is a term for tangible artifacts -- machines, devices, or other physical things -- whose design has been released to the public in such a way that anyone can make, modify, distribute, and use those things. The official version of the "Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0" has now been published. This publication can be seen as profound and game-changing as the original "Open Source Definition," created by Bruce Perens and the Debian developers as the "Debian Free Software Guidelines" in 1997.
The MCPC conference series started out in 2001 as a bi-annual conference devoted to mass customization & personalization. The content has broadened in recent years, including also customer co-creation, user innovation, and other strategies of customer-driven value creation (hence, MCPC = Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation"). In 2011, the conference will bridge MCPC with a topic that has driven and inspired the field since several years: open innovation.
In the last few days, two of the leading global media outlets, The New York Times and The Economist, had quite extensive articles on user innovation, customization, and co-creation.
On February 10, 2011, on page C1 of the New York edition of The New York Times, Patricia Cohen writes about "Innovation Far Removed From the Lab",
The article is a great praise and acknowledgment of the work done by Eric von Hippel.