Olle Jonsson and I have started a project that we’re calling Open Bread. The question we’re exploring is “do open source practices and principles have application in creating and managing non-digital ‘real world’ projects?”
Charlottetown needs a good bakery: you hear people say this all the time, especially when they’re talking about “downtown revitalization.” The usual route for a bakery to be founded would be for some plucky entrepreneur to come along and invest their time and money in starting a business. But that hasn’t happened. Can open source step into the breach: can the energy of the community, and interested others (like Olle) be harnessed to do what private enterprise hasn’t?
We don’t know. But on the Open Bread page of the Rukapedia we’re going to explore the idea.