The power of the "remix" in an open community

The power of the remix is all about making something new, fresh and possibly better.

The fact that what I did connected with someone else to inspire them to make something else out of it, that is satisfying in a way that nothing else is…. Once you let go of notion that ‘this is mine’ and others build on top of what you did, you can work together a lot better [and inexpensively]… Walt Disney didn’t create fairy tale characters like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella…  

— Actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaking about his  open-production collaboration community, hitRECord.

Via ZDNet

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