Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Open Prosthetics Project

I read a story today in Wired News about Iraq war veteran Jonathan Kuniholm using the open source development model for human prosthetics. The article talks about the Open Prosthetics Project that looks to be an extraordinary undertaking to help out folks that need artificial limbs. This is an amazing project and I sincerely wish them the best of success.

Reading this article I was again reminded how to the importance of the community to an open source project and business. The community can expand the market and reach of an open source project in a unique and rapid manner. So, while our business is clearly different than the Open Prosthetics Project, we share the same overarching open source beliefs, values and community motivation. Closed-source prosthetics companies, you are formally warned :)


Post a Comment

<< Home