Although “open source” refers specifically to software source code, and crowdsourcing is specifically business oriented, there is no reason these ideas cannot be applied everywhere. Hackers should be credited with coming up with the idea that software and protocols should be open, although the first open sourcers were likely the democratic Greeks, who felt that power should not be concentrated in any one place. Open sourcing is as much a social and political tool as it is for software.

Everything and anything can be hacked, and all of us are able to participate in improvments.