From Open Source To Crowdfunding

Glyn Moody | Computerworld | October 30, 2012

One of the premises of this blog is that the success and methodology of open source are not one-offs, but part of a larger move towards open, collaborative activity. Thus, by observing what open source does well - and not so well - lessons can be learned that can be applied in quite different fields.

Previous posts have looked at obvious extensions of the open source idea to content, data, government, science etc, but there's another domain that has embraced many of the key insights of the open source way, with striking results: the world of crowdsourcing and, in particular, crowdfunding.

Here's how a new report "A Framework for European Crowdfunding" defines this field...