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:
I’m seeing a lot of fauxpen innovation
— Jen van der Meer(@jenvandermeer) February 20, 2013
However, I can’t find anything written on fauxpen innovation. Pointers, anyone? Tweet me up at @stoweboyd