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Crowdsourcing: A Definition

  • I like to use two definitions for crowdsourcing:

    The White Paper Version: Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.

    The Soundbyte Version: The application of Open Source principles to fields outside of software.

The Rise of Crowdsourcing

  • Read the original article about crowdsourcing, published in the June, 2006 issue of Wired Magazine.
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November 20, 2008

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Certainly, it's hard to tell from the Article One page where they are directing their efforts. It is almost certainly patents that are already granted, although most patent applications in the US are now publicized eighteen months after they are first filed (and therefore long before actual patents are granted).

It's too bad people don't remember Bounty Quest, an attempt in the late 90s to start a company that gave bounties for people who find prior art. My employer, Tim O'Reilly, invested in their company, which couldn't make a go of it then. (This posting represents only my opinion.)

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Money is never the greatest motivator - want of status is (90-9-1 principle) - but it will still be interesting to follow those two; either it will be a patent battle or a patent prattle. Even so, I can't help feeling a certain Mr Gray would not have hesitated to sign up for both services.

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It's too bad people don't remember Bounty Quest, an attempt in the late 90s to start a company that gave bounties for people who find prior art.

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