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Raspberry Pi / Raspberry Pi Foundation (Profile)

April 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Rationale The Raspberry Pi is a well-known open hardware device, used in a variety of contexts. It helps kids learn programming, is used as the brain of many DIY/physical computing projects, and because it is so cheap, serves to help people get a computer who otherwise might not be able to afford one. The organization […]


Production Democratization (Lit Review)

March 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Who Joshua Pearce What Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development Where PDF Document When 2014 The Gist Joshua Pearce is a professor at Michigan Technological University, working extensively with open source hardware He theorizes that there is a vast economic potential, untapped, which could be realized by investment in “FOSH” To prove this […]


When Regulation Isn’t Bad, Because It Usually Is (Lit Review)

March 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Who The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences What The Prize in Economic Sciences 2014 Where PDF Document When 2014 The Gist Jean Tirole is a Ph.D. economist who won a Nobel Prize in 2014 for excellent economic analysis He proposes solutions for asymmetrical information and monopoly/oligopoly problems facing many markets Most brilliantly, he proposes that […]


Even Their Financial Documents Are Free (Team Proposal)

March 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Team Proposal List your other team members below Name email Chris Knepper chris82thekid (at) gmail.com Joe Trotta 42istheanswer.whatsthequestion (at) gmail.com Derin Yarsuvat misterberu (at) gmail.com Brian Escriche bke2759 (at) rit.edu Michael Tubinis mst6119 (at) rit.edu Which Entity did your team choose to profile? Free Software Foundation Description of the Organization? The FSF advocates for free […]


Insert Pun About Raspberry Here (Team Proposal)

March 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Team Proposal List your other team members below Name email Chris Knepper chris82thekid (at) gmail.com Joe Trotta 42istheanswer.whatsthequestion (at) gmail.com Derin Yarsuvat misterberu (at) gmail.com Which Entity did your team choose to profile? Raspberry Pi Foundation Description of the Organization? The Raspberry Pi Foundation is an educational charity in the UK with the goal of […]


Digging Debian (Profile)

March 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Choice: Debian Rationale Debian is a relatively large distribution, I think we would all agree, and is, as far as Linux distributions go, one of the most influental. So many projects and even other distributions are based off of Debian’s code that every decision made by the folks behind Debian affects thousands of others, and […]


Examining An Open Enterprise (Team Proposal)

March 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Team Proposal List your other team members below Name email Chris Knepper chris82thekid (at) gmail.com Joe Trotta 42istheanswer.whatsthequestion (at) gmail.com Derin Yarsuvat misterberu (at) gmail.com Which Entity did your team choose to profile? Debian Project Description of the Organization? Debian is an organization responsible for the continued development and support of the Debian operating system. […]


The Stallman Lineup (Profile)

March 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Choice: The Free Software Foundation Rationale We chose to look at the Free Software Foundation mostly because of our team’s interest in the organization and their overarching principles. Organizational Details Is the subject of your profile a corporate entity? Yes, surprisingly! What type? 501(c)(3) non-profit organization When was it founded? October 4, 1985 By whom? […]


The GPL Doesn’t Care About Your Business, in a Good Way (Lit Review)

March 4, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Who Free Software Foundation / Software Freedom Law Center / Open Source Initiative What Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide (Ch. 12 Section 1) / Open Source Case for Business Where PDF Document / opensource.org When 2003-2014 / 2008? The Gist Chapter 12 Section 1 is a clarification of […]


Even Non-Profits Are About the Money (Lit Review)

March 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Who Software Freedom Law Center What A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects (Ch. 3) Where PDF Document When 2008 The Gist Any project which begins to involve more than a few people must choose ways to organize its leadership and structure Chapter 3 of the text explains how organizations can […]