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Can open source technology make a better world?

Can open source technology make a better world?

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Open Source World

The era of open source has led to countless innovations. When does it work and when is it chaos? In this episode, TED speakers explore how open source is changing how we build, collaborate and govern.

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Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?

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Could We Open Source Democracy?

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What if regular citizens could design and build their own houses? Designer Alastair Parvin says it's possible. James Duncan Davidson/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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How Can You Open Source Building Your House?

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