Thanks for the link, @biomurph, very interesting as well.
Also, @julianstirling , I wanted to tell you that what you describe in your paper, on each and every aspect, is word-by-word what we went through in Brazil. If you ever continue to work on this issue and would like to know more, I can tell you some of it or put you in touch with folks who were even more involved.
We had it all, from manufacturers and engineers, willing to collaborate, petitioning universities to honor their abandoned promises of “openness” that had gotten them public attention and even crowdfunding (and code and labour, while they were still “open”); entire groups de-mobilized after they bet on letting the university lead as they considered it had more legitimacy to aggregate efforts; hackers joining meetings of government regulatory agencies to call for public policies that would foster Open Design etc … it was really frustrating and the lessons learned are very well described in your article. Mega kudos!
I particularly liked the subtitle “open is for life”. You can’t spring openness out of thin air just because there is an emergency. The sociotechnical conditions of practices and infrastructures for openness must be part of the system, there must be a culture of openness - which, of course, would bring us benefits not only in such extreme situations.