Drone Enthusiasts Use Open Source Hardware To Drive Innovation

NPR | July 9, 2013 9:36 a.m.

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Aarti Shahani

One drone-maker in Silicon Valley has a vision: iPhones with wings populating the sky, collecting data about everything. And to get there, he’s enlisting tens of thousands of his fellow drone enthusiasts. His civilian drone company is open source — a business model that’s completely contrary to the military’s model of proprietary secrets.


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