"Software that works with us, instead of for us. A future that promises accelerated automation, personal and group empowerment, open knowledge, and the evolving ergonomics of human-computer interaction.
We openly disclose the designs of our innovations in order to encourage community participation with world-class corporations, engineers, and scholars in peer-reviewable development processes. People and institutions with access to open-source software and hardware technologies are discovering that they are capable of completing technology customization projects – which would otherwise be insurmountable due to the costs involved in commercial licensing.
When hardware and software designs are available through open-source licenses, everyone benefits from the value-added bonuses of lower cost and a legacy of empowerment provided by the skilled engineering work of focused teams. In developing and developed nations, academic institutions, local and international business – open-source software has already, and continues to change the world."
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