I don’t know how I missed this term: fauxpen, or fake openness:

Tristan Louis, Fauxpenness

Fauxpenness: Calling a system or platform open while it is, when more closely scrutinized, under the tight control of its provider.

Fauxpen system (or fauxpen platform): a system or platform that claims to be open but, upon closer examination, isn’t.

I came across fauxpen in a tweet today, but related to fauxpen innovation:

However, I can’t find anything written on fauxpen innovation. Pointers, anyone? Tweet me up at @stoweboyd

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s