"Free and open source software (FOSS), which is by now
entrenched in the technology sector, has recently traveled far
beyond this sphere in the form of artifacts, licenses, and as a
broader icon for openness and collaboration.
"FOSS has attained a robust socio-political life as a touchstone
for like-minded projects in art, law, journalism, and science--some
examples being MIT's OpenCourseWare project, School Forge, and the
BBC's decision to release all their archives under a Creative