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GitHub Revolution: We’re All in Open Source Now

Open source software is freely available to all, and new potential is discovered daily by companies, cities, and individuals ranging from artists to developers who work with software code. GitHub, an open software platform for collaboration, “is doing to open source what the internet did to the publishing industry,” explains Mikeal Rogers, an advocate for open source programming, for Wired. “As people who were once just users become producers, they’re re-shaping the culture of open source. “ With GitHub, anyone can post updates on new construction of all types in Chicago, review all of Germany’s laws, or participate in programs to fly drones, website or other software development. Rogers describes the broader trends behind GitHub features including reduced barriers and decentralization. The platform is open to amateurs rather than controlled by a few elites. Greater collaboration leads to innovation, and Rogers describes the new trends in open source as the birth of a new culture. – YaleGlobal

GitHub Revolution: We’re All in Open Source Now

GitHub platform for open-source programming is decentralized, more accessible to amateurs, encouraging more collaboration among companies, individuals
Mikeal Rogers
Wired, 8 March 2013
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Mikeal Rogers is the CTO of Getable and the curator of NodeConf. Roger’s long history in open source includes the Open Source Applications Foundation, Mozilla, CouchOne, and numerous projects across different communities.

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