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Open-source architecture is a concept that combines the advances in design and technologies with the practices and ideas from open-source projects to help reframe an architectural design as a collective and collaborative endeavor. The focus of open-source architecture is on the potential interactions of a structure with its social, physical and other contexts based on the people involved rather than on a top-down solution or a linear process. It transforms the architecture for adaptive use and to an inclusive and transparent architecture.
One of the salient features of open-source architecture is the use of open standards of collaboration. This encourages the establishment of universal standards for the growth of collaboration networks in which all resources and designs by both amateur and experienced professionals can be shared by everyone.
Open-source architecture has the following features: