Michael Arestad: Open Source Everything

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Howdy designers! I’m sure it has been drilled into you, over and over again, that you need to watermark your images, add copyrights to your website, and guard your secrets like a national treasure. After all, who knows what would happen if neither you nor your client owned the rights to your creations? Other people might copy you and make potentially hundreds of dollars off of your hard work. Well, you know what? That’s entirely possible; and for certain clients, make sure you do just that.

However, I’m proposing an alternative route that just might change your life in the best ways if you decide to take the leap. Your clients will also benefit from a different way of thinking.

Open source as much as you can get away with.

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