Open Source Urban Planning

Mikiyas Hailu | archmiki | October 22, 2012

If any one go to Google and look OPEN SOURCE the first definition form Wikipedia would tell him/her that ” open source is a philosophy, or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details”. It is common to think that open sourcing started as a result of the Internet. But the fact is people used to communicate technology and other knowledge starting a long time ago. For example in traditional medicine ingredient and other recipes used to be communicated between people to make the healing process better.

Open sourcing can be related to the idea of sharing information. The best information sources of out time are the open content medias of the internet like Wikis and social medias  where people can come and edit the contents posted by some one some other time in order to in-reach the information regarding specific topics.