Open Source goodieness(is that even a word?)

Well the Merchant Ale House was again very kind to me. As I finished my last pint of the evening I thought I’d make the concerted effort to talk about something that I read about earlier in the day that gave me a little hope for this self destructing breed we call the human race.

Biology going open source. No friggin’ way I thought. How very coincidental between the end of my last post and the beginning of this one, something that I’d never come to see for quite some time has come about. MediCo’s open sourcing biology research. Makes me think that hey, maybe there is hope for the global society.

It also makes me warm and fuzzy knowing that, what were the seedlings of the Linux community are very applicable to almost any industry on the planet. I’m hoping that we’ll eventually realize that ultimately, once everyone becomes less bottom line driven, that open sourcing everything isn’t really that bad of an idea! In fact, it makes everyones lives a little sweeter in the end. I was inspired!

Then I come across something like THIS . It seems sometimes like we’re on the edge of the blissful utopia that the Jetsons promised but then regress to this Orwellian era circa December 1983-ish mentality (almost 1984, but not quite there…).

Two steps forward…x steps back, where x == the value of greed * pride.

**sigh**

  • http://www.mediumandthemessage.com zedS

    speaking of the Merchant Ale house and Open source…did you know that the is open source beer? Coincidently…it is also on a blog: http://www.freebeer.org/blog/

    you are right james, open source is the way of the future and the only way to go if we want to become a sustainable species.

  • nemoforone

    What about the possibility of pulling out of Iraq, letting Iran invade and lose resources fighting their own kind,
    and then come in and mop up the dregs?