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The OPEN Movements

The basics of the 'Open' philosophy and its varied sub-movements. Plus, relevent resources from the Whittemore Library.


So is our politics broken? Without a doubt. Does technology have a role in fixing it? Yes. Because, in part, technology -- for example, broadcast media -- helped break it. So we can look to the Internet and open source (which allows users, rather than corporate owners, to modify software) as a way to help revitalize our democratic processes.

- Mitch Kapor, 'Power to the (wired) people'