Open Source Society Projects
OpenPlans and CivicCommons.
Mark Gorton creator of Limewire promotes Open-Source approach to urban planning for more liveable streets
“The top-down culture of public planning stands to benefit by employing methods he’s lifting from the world of open-source software: crowdsourced development, freely-accessible data libraries, and web forums, as well as actual open-source software with which city planners can map transportation designs to people’s needs. Such modeling software and data existed in the past, but it was closed to citizens.” wired 2009
OS inspired design and production, beyond software, into large scale, complex, collaborative, stuff in the physical world.