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Project of Marc Fleury and Mark Spencer has a working prototype for a native application to enable people to control their home automation from wherever.
The OpenRemote project just kicked off a central, open-source database for managing home-automation codes.
Co-founder Marc Fleury has a vision to leverage community to make OpenRemote successful, but it's not the kind of open-source community most people talk about.
OpenRemote seems like a limiting name for an expansive project.
Open source continues to debunk myths about its theoretical limits, most recently in applicant tracking, energy management, and teaching.
Open source has taught the industry how to ensure freedom and transparency, but still has much to learn from proprietary platforms as to how to involve lay users.
How much you open your software depends to a great degree on the nature of your business. One size does not fit all.
A small but influential group of open-source entrepreneurs are double-timing their startups, which might be just what the doctor ordered.
Can Marc Fleury compete with a better entrenched rival? Perhaps.