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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 ...
“The mother of all demos”      Video conferencingReal time collaborative editing          HypertextDynamically linked docu...
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
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
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
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
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
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If place is a system, let's make it an open source one

  1. 1. If place is a system… let’s make it an open source one Devon County Council 12 November 2012
  2. 2. People + Process > Technology
  3. 3. Strategy TrainingDevelopment
  4. 4. @davebriggsdave@kindofdigital.comkindofdigital.com
  5. 5. Computers are interesting things
  6. 6. "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"
  7. 7. “The mother of all demos” Video conferencingReal time collaborative editing HypertextDynamically linked documents
  8. 8. Hypertext
  9. 9. HypertextHypermedia
  10. 10. Hypertext HypermediaIntertwingularity
  11. 11. Project Xanadu:"the longest-running vaporware project in the history of computing"
  12. 12. Hacker cultureRise of the software industry Gnu (1983) FSF (1985)
  13. 13. Free as in speech, not as in beer
  14. 14. Open source (1998)
  15. 15. “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow”
  16. 16. Most contributors to FOSS are users, not developers
  17. 17. The bug tracker
  18. 18. 1. Identifies 2. Prioritises3. Solutionises4. Reportulises
  19. 19. An open source approach to place?
  20. 20. (If we view place as a system,albeit rather a complicated one)
  21. 21. 1. Users spot bugs and report2. Progress is open and viewable 3. Anyone can suggest, and (if agreed) implement solutions.
  22. 22. Not “Fix My Street!”
  23. 23. 1. Helps with cross-service issues 2. Visibility of process3. Potential for left-field solutions
  24. 24. Don’t forget:Open knowledge Open data

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