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meet your needs.
The Four Opens are all about the acceptance of letting go of control over an
open source project. One popular open source development model for an
organization to release it has developed under an open source license. While
most of them will also commit to a transparent and inclusive development
process, they still frequently maintain control of the software with most of
the design decisions being made by organization leaders and implemented by
their employees. The principle of "Open design" takes this one step beyond and
guarantees a transparent and open process for planning and designing the
software. It's about letting go of the control of the design of the software
and its feature road-map, and accepting that it should be driven by the
community.
open source project. A common open source development model for traditional
software development organizations is to develop internally, then release
their project under an open source license once it is mostly complete.
While most of them will also commit to a transparent and inclusive
development process, they still frequently maintain control of the software
with most of the design decisions being made by organization leaders and
implemented by their employees. This keeps control of the direction of the
project with the organization, but can result in missing out on unexpected
ideas from community members and may actually discourage others from getting
involved in what they may perceive as a company product rather than an open and
inclusive community project.
Using the principle of "Open Design" takes this one step beyond and guarantees
a transparent and open process for planning and designing the software. It's
about letting go of the control of the design of the software and its feature
roadmap, and accepting that it should be driven by the community.
This is not easy to do. Design is an opinionated process. Design by committee
can be inefficient. It's easier and faster to keep design and feature

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