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Hackers Get Social at GitHub's Open-Source Assembly Line

GOOD Company Finalist GitHub is creating the assembly line of the information revolution.



What is the internet?

According to Joichi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, it’s not a thing, it’s a philosophy. Writing earlier this week, Ito looked back to the earliest days of the internet, when architects attempted to establish a system of uniform standards for their fledgling network in a contest between a bureaucratic standards-organizing body and “a loosely organized group of researchers and entrepreneurs.”

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GOODCo Finalists: Three Software Companies Embrace Open Source

Can you make money when your main product is available for free? These software companies thrive while giving their code away for everyone's benefit.

Software is a part of every business in today’s economy; many of our newest and most promising enterprises have nary a physical product at all. Production processes in the digital economy still carry the influence of the hackers, academics and garage-based entrepreneurs who launched the industry, and there’s a strong strain of small-d democracy and an emphasis on freedom of information in the industry. This week, the GOOD Company Project is celebrating companies that are succeeding while lowering the barriers for innovation and emphasizing the spillover benefits that free code offers everyone hoping for a brighter tech future.

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