When we were in SF a couple of months ago, we visited with Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine and author of The Long Tail. One topic he brought up during our conversation is something that we’ve been thinking about – and seeing a lot of – ever since: open source innovation. We caught up with Chris to hear more of his thoughts on open source, DIY hardware, and the people and organizations leading the way in this brave (relatively) new world.

When we were last looking at your Longtail site, we noticed the link to your personal project – the DIY drones. One moment you’re developing economic theory, the next you’re hacking flying technology together. What got you into this? Is there a big community?

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