Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?
Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World
About Clay Shirky's TED Talk
New media expert Clay Shirky explains how the ideas behind open source have been used for centuries: from the Enlightenment to the digital era.
About Clay Shirky
NYU professor Clay Shirky studies the effects of the Internet on society. He's the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.