The Power of Peer Production: Assignment Zero
If Drupal was a newspaper story, it would list 492 people as authors. That may be a unwieldy byline, but the overall success and vibrancy of Drupal is a good testament to the power of peer production. As is true in many open source software projects, an open process that leverages the creative and technical talents of others can create some fantastic results. It is our pleasure to help bring this sort of thinking to the world of investigative journalism.
Over the last month, Chapter Three has worked closely with the New Assignment project to develop Assignment Zero which is described in detail at wired.com [Citizen Journalism Wants You! 03/14/07]. We encourage those with an interest in investigative journalism or open processes to get involved with their first story on the emerging practice of crowdsourcing and peer production.