2 June 2011

Five similarities between collaborative consumption and open-source technology

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Tim Hyer, the founder of Rentcycle (an online rental marketplace for those looking to share access rather than retain ownership), was hugely inspired by his previous experience at Red Hat, the open source technology company, and reflects on the shared principles between open-source technology and the collaborative consumption movement.

In this article he outlines five shared principles.

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