To Own or Not to Own?

Many of us straddle a world of open source and intellectual property. How does one inform the other and how do they coexist? Who currently owns what and does owning IP or enforcing strict open source licenses, such as copyleft, help or hurt the growth of e-textiles and accompanying software? Does this define a line between artisan and industry? Both approaches have their own wicked strengths and weaknesses. What impacts might both have on society and who benefits? What might a harmonious relationship between them look like as it pertains to e-textiles? (A debate structure is encouraged by participating in this focus group)

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