Unfortunately what we have all the experience with is similar to the Microsoft Kinnect debacle.
Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products. With Kinect, Microsoft built in numerous hardware and software safeguards designed to reduce the chances of product tampering. Microsoft will continue to make advances in these types of safeguards and work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper–resistant.
—Microsoft’s Kinect Gets Hacked
So -- long story short -- Microsoft is against people hacking Kinnect ...until they are though leaders uncovering profit centers Microsoft never thought of ...then Microsoft is (poof) open by design.
Dragged kicking and screaming is not what I am talking about.
A hackable city initiative might find impediments to economic growth and either route around them or remove them. A hack might be a mashup of government data, policy changes, regulation and compliance stremlining and private and public funding.
Edited by DCrx, 28 November 2010 - 10:18 PM.