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|Title:||Open source and consumption|
|Citation:||Lin Y (2015) Open source and consumption. In: Cook DT & Ryan JM (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 3. https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/The+Wiley+Blackwell+Encyclopedia+of+Consumption+and+Consumer+Studies-p-9780470672846; https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118989463.wbeccs189.|
|Abstract:||This article illuminates the common concepts and widely-observed practices concerning open-sourcing. Positioning “open-source” as a common practice and a viable methodology for collaborative participatory co-production in today’s knowledge society, the article explains how open-source co-production participatory methods, now also seen in culture, food, and beverage production and consumption, have evolved from the Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement; what motivates people to participate; and how such widely-observed open-source practices are embedded in different sectors and different societies. It is argued that open-source practices resemble amateur do-it-yourself (DIY) maker practices and can be considered as a lifestyle choice.|
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