If place is a system, let's make it an open source one
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Presented to Devon County Council in November 2012.

Presented to Devon County Council in November 2012.

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If place is a system, let's make it an open source one If place is a system, let's make it an open source one Presentation Transcript

  • If place is a system… let’s make it an open source one Devon County Council 12 November 2012
  • People + Process > Technology
  • Strategy TrainingDevelopment
  • @davebriggsdave@kindofdigital.comkindofdigital.com
  • Computers are interesting things
  • "wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready made with a mesh of associative trails running through them,ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified"
  • “The mother of all demos” Video conferencingReal time collaborative editing HypertextDynamically linked documents
  • Hypertext
  • HypertextHypermedia
  • Hypertext HypermediaIntertwingularity
  • Project Xanadu:"the longest-running vaporware project in the history of computing"
  • Hacker cultureRise of the software industry Gnu (1983) FSF (1985)
  • Free as in speech, not as in beer
  • Open source (1998)
  • “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow”
  • Most contributors to FOSS are users, not developers
  • The bug tracker
  • 1. Identifies 2. Prioritises3. Solutionises4. Reportulises
  • An open source approach to place?
  • (If we view place as a system,albeit rather a complicated one)
  • 1. Users spot bugs and report2. Progress is open and viewable 3. Anyone can suggest, and (if agreed) implement solutions.
  • Not “Fix My Street!”
  • 1. Helps with cross-service issues 2. Visibility of process3. Potential for left-field solutions
  • Don’t forget:Open knowledge Open data