On this week’s show John reviews his visit to the Future of Web Design Conference (FOWD), Hannah tries to identify and solve the problems in client relationships using psychology theory, and Rob gets physical with the interweb in his topic on Arduino.
Open source software has collapsed the cost of innovation in the digital world. Now open source hardware IP promises to do the same in the physical world of electronics. As an example of this emerging trend, Peter Semmelhack, founder and CEO of Bug Labs, demonstrates Bug Labs’ product BUG.
Paul Graham, popular essayist and Lisp programmer, discusses what business can learn from open source. According to him, it’s not about Linux or Firefox, but the forces that produced them. He delves into the reasons why open source is able to produce better software, why traditional workplaces are actually harmful to productivity and the reason why professionalism is overrated. [O’Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
Open source has crossed the chasm and is heading straight for the tornado. This insightful keynote address by Geoffrey Moore proposes a marriage between the capitalist community, which is inherently competitive, and the open source community that supports voluntary collaboration and cooperation. Listen and discover the strategies to make this relationship work.