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Bre Pettis on Data in the Sharing Economy

Doris Yee

Data wants to be free. Information wants to be free. One of the biggest questions when it comes to sharing data is privacy. So, who will be the champions of privacy? Bre Pettis - the man behind Makerbot - promotes open data and building on top of it for things that are useful. Don't just share something. Share how it works.

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  • Paul Kamuf

    Disagree with the premise that information wants to be free... The original quote by Stewart Brand says “On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other.”