"If the open-source software movement is any harbinger
of future trends, manufacturing companies need to be concerned not
only about what they produce, but also about what their customers
might produce without them."
"What can a group of loosely organized users accomplish without
product developers, factories and marketing departments? More than
most manufacturers would care to admit, points out von Hippel, who
is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management."
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