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*Open source for your open source.
A selection of projects designed to make innovation easier for anyone as presented at the 10th edition of Maker Faire Rome
Makers are without doubts the protagonists of Maker Faire Rome: engineers, artists, students that assemble a veritable community made by people, startups and companies united by the same passion for innovation.
The open source approach is one of the main pillars of the Maker movement, based on the sharing of processes, resources and tools among people eager to freely give their contribution to the community, making it possible to develop a product by addition.
This open source approach is of course nothing new – let’s just think to Linux operative system or to Firefox browser, respectively launched in 1991 and in 2002. But today, this concept has been extended to the goods and services, overpassing the limitation imposed by patents, intellectual properties and copyrights.
In the following rows we provide you a selection of projects presented during the 10th edition of MFR, realized by makers for other makers, in order to make innovation and its disciplines – robotics, electronics, mechanics and coding – really accessible to everyone….