The Open World, gives us a chance to rebuild our institutions.

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Today we are surrounded by technology, which is rapidly changing the way we do things, without us even realising it. With the ability to share information easily and the ability to collaborate, there is a wonderful opportunity for us to change the way we run things and rebuild our institutions.

Here are some very interesting articles and videos on how this can be done.

Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world

In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.

 

 

How the Apache Software Foundation Works

I have always wondered how it is possible to build world class software in an Open Source fashion.  The Apache Software Foundation is one organisation which has made the Apache Server Possible but is home to a lot of projects including now the Open Office. 

Here is a useful link to understand the organisation structure and history of Apachi Software Foundation.  This document gives a lot of useful information for people to understand how to such "Crowd Sourced" projects are organised.

 

 

Jimmy Wales - Wisdom from the crowds

Here is the Wikipedia from Jimmy Wales himself, whom I had the previlige of interviewing some time back.

http://www.businessgyan.com/node/2120

 

This new world where information is so easily avaliable, where we can get people to collaborate so easily and where computing power is so accessible gives institution builder new ways of looking at how to serve. 

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