Because I think it might be alternately amusing and useful, I’ve decided to compile a list of Open things. Additions welcome in comments; or if you can point me to someone else who has already done this, I’d appreciate that too. I think the list is more interesting if it stays focused on organizations claiming to represent Open Something, rather than just individuals saying that X is open, but pointers in that direction welcome too (and maybe will also show up some interesting patterns). Bonus points if they have a standard for defining what “open” means in their context, or if they are just hilariously awful.
- Open Source (as far as I know, the first use of Open in this context?)
- Open Standards (originally defined by OSI; now being redefined as of this morning by Open Stand to generously include standards that aren’t what I would call open; i.e., that can require patent royalty payments)
- Open Hardware
- Open Knowledge
- Open Street Map
- Open Government
- Open Data (a variety of options for this, though no self-proclaimed standard-setting body that I can find)
I know there are more, but this is all I can think of in a pinch this morning. Help?