Open Sources 2.0/Beyond Open Source: Collaboration and Community
Section 2 moves beyond what we traditionally think of as open source and tackles the larger questions of the collaborative pattern, of which open source is but an instance.
We learn in essays by O'Reilly and Searls not just how open source is changing the surrounding technology landscape, but how the dynamics of that changing landscape are putting open source in a whole new context. Open source must adapt and evolve to continue to be relevant.
Of greater significance than the changes within the technology sector are the other endeavors that have learned from open source. Any creative enterprise that would benefit from increased collaboration can benefit from the lessons of open source. In essays by Jones, Hessel, and Sanger, we learn about some specific areas where open source principles are actively being applied.
Finally, we conclude with several essays that grapple with the big question of what is the form and practice of a collaborative community generally. Some of these essays approach the question using examples of specific communities (Kim; Bates and Stone). Others look not just at specific communities, but at emergent patterns of cooperation (Shah; Weber). These emerging patterns, more than any specific technological innovation that open source might yield, are fundamentally changing the world around us.
Chapter 15, Making a New World
Chapter 16, The Open Source Paradigm Shift
Chapter 17, Extending Open Source Principles Beyond Software Development
Chapter 18, Open Source Biology
Chapter 19, Everything Is Known
Chapter 20, The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia: A Memoir
Chapter 21, Open Beyond Software
Chapter 22, Patterns of Governance in Open Source
Chapter 23, Communicating Many to Many