Left: crowdsourcing Right: open source. By Chris Grams
Chris Grams hates it when people confuse open source and crowdsourcing. He explains the difference:
It finally hit me the other day just why the open source way seems so much more elegantly designed (and less wasteful) to me than what I’ll call “the crowdsourcing way.”
1. Typical projects run the open source way have many contributors and many beneficiaries.
2. Typical projects run the crowdsourcing way have many contributors and few beneficiaries.