You may know Ed Morrison from his work as Director of REI at Case Western Reserve University. But he was working on economic developments before his stint at REI and is still involved - this time in a new organization called I-Open.
I-Open (The Institute for Open Economic Networks), accelerates innovation and economic transformation in local and regional economies. I-Open's approach is founded on open source development, an effective innovation engine developed in the software industry. Open source development is based on voluntary communities of people contributing to common projects.
In this interview, Ed talks about open source economic development and relates some success stories and opportunities for our region.
October 18, 2005 Interview