“The bicycle industry is entering a new age of bike design.” So begins the new Wiki page for the Open Source Xtracycle LongTail Standard. Xtracycle realizes that the demand for an open-source standard is increasing, so they put the basics of their longtail design online for anyopne to use free of charge. PDF downloads with dimensions and design guidelines are available on the web page.
The “future products” discussion area of the site is probably of interest to readers of this blog. You can share your ideas for future products and accessories, but keep in mind that anything you share on the page is “now open-source and as such is available for everyone to use freely.”
Thanks to Fritz for the tip on this. Read more about it over at Cyclelicious.