HyperTextMatters
17 January 2006
 
Ben Franklin Father of Open Source (Hardware)
On this 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth, it strikes me.  Watching a tv program about him on the History Channel, it was noted that Franklin did not patent, and therefore did not profit from, a couple of his most prominent inventions, the "Franklin" stove and the lightning rod.

Wouldn't this make Ben Franklin the father of open source, albeit hardware?
Posted by htmatters at 8:46 PM | Comments (1)