Is Open Source the answer?
This is my ongoing effort to provide a full curated index showcasing the open source projects, their tools and the concepts that can be used to “roll your own” platform. This site also focuses on highlighting the errors of prohibition and how a voluntary society can overcome the violence and corruption that stifles our societies today.
These are key elements for a far more peaceful and robust society. We are living in possibly the most transformative time in human history. We have the tools to explore this new frontier and explore we shall.
What is Open Source?
A project is Open Source when its codebase is public and editable, often hosted on Github. Now, we have an interesting upgrade/ addition to the excellent Github: Utopian.io
It turns out, these tools and concepts can be applied to help you take control of anything you want. It may have started with software, but voluntary choice and peer-to-peer collaboration is now enabled and gaining momentum in just about every aspect of life: education, food, healthcare, tools & hardware, communications, finance and trade, transportation, as well as security and governance.
Wherever communities come together to solve a problem, open source can provide a way to collaborate for a solution that can be shared and improved upon.
Maybe in the future, we could see a proliferation of maker spaces and markets operated organically and sustainably by community activists using these tools and technologies. Maybe these maker spaces can displace the current mainstream ways and means by showing us a better way to get things done.