Today, read this page on “open source beer” and get a handle on the idea of what it means for something to be open source, if you aren’t yet familiar with the concept. Next, brainstorm a list of things that could be made open source–use free-writing and go crazy with this; don’t censor your list. Just set a timer for ten minutes and see what you come up with.
Finally, pick one item that you think could be particularly interesting–whether for its amusement or satire value, or because you think that open-sourcing it could result in something really interesting and/or valuable–and write about it! Try to pick something unusual and unexpected.