Open Source Architecture

Open Source Architecture

Post do Collab Studio comenta um artigo j;a antigo do Rheingold (“Urban Infomatics Breakout”, 2004) e pergunta se as mdias locativas continuaro “abertas” ou se sistemas fechados e controlados prevalecero no futuro. A questo importante e reflete algumas iniciativas de criao de softwares abertos para celulares, de “liberao” de zonas Wi-Fi e de produo artstica que impliquem em um livre uso desses sistemas (mapas, GPS, geotgas…). Alguns exemplos nesse sentido so os projetos OpenMoko ou OpenStreetMaps (ver esse Carnet para outros projetos).

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“I believe the most important critical uncertainty today is whether location-based media will develop as an open system like the Internet, where everybody will be free to associate a review, a photo, a video, a map, a work of art, a political polemic, a database, with specific locations – or whether information associated with places will be a closed system where only those who buy a certain brand of proprietary software or only those who own the local franchise will have the right to write geodata to the readers almost everybody uses. Will entire populations of city-dwellers create, use, and exchange information and media associated with geographic locations? Or will the right to write or access restaurant reviews, geospecific photographs, neighborhood crime stats be constrained? If Westlaw can own the law, anything is possible. Will the cities of 2010 be inhabited by billions users of geolocation information systems and weavers of ad-hoc communication networks? Or will we be passive consumers of pre-packaged content fabricated by a few dozen synthetic superstars.”