Below are three videos about the Maker movement and the model for open hardware and software Makerbot industries! Matt has also worked for Make magazine and been to many Maker Faires. So he has a insiders understanding of what is going on in the maker scene.
Most companies just do not understand how their user base can help in developing products and in making their company more successful! A company can cultivate this or in many cases retard the development of an active and creative user base! It is the key to a successful open hardware and software product!
This is just my two cents on a open hardware and software product.
This video is about NYC Resistor! One of the centers of the maker movement and where Makerbot Industries started!