A Year of Open Source Living

Starting 1 August 2012, Berlin based filmmaker Sam Muirhead will ‘live’ Open Source for a year – that is without proprietary goods, “using and creating only Open Source solutions for every aspect of life, from cutting videos to chopping onions”!

In this ultimate DIY maker experiment, Sam will “be testing just how far the open source idea can go in real life” and giving us a glimpse of the future that Linus Torvalds (founder of Linux) imagined when he said “The future is open-source everything,”


Follow and share Sam’s adventures on the Open Source Year Website  where he documents each step of his transition to Open Source living on video.

“This year, I’m sharing everything. I’m sharing the results of my experiments, documenting my triumphs and failures, and helping others to follow in my wobbly footsteps, as I attempt to only use open source options for ALL aspects of my life, from flip-flops to furniture.” Sam Muirhead

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The phrase ‘Open Source’, is a way of thinking and working focused on collaboration and transparency. It’s about sharing ideas, designs and developments for the benefit of the commons. Still confused?  Well this is how Sam explains it – to his Mum!


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