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The 4 opens

 

The #4opens:

Are a simple way to judge the value of a "alt/grassroots" tech project.

Open data – is the basic part of a project https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data with out this open they cannot work.

Open source – as in “free software” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software this keeps development healthy by increasing interconnectedness and bringing in serendipity. The Open licences are the “lock” that keep the first two in place, what we have ain’t perfect but they do expand the area of “trust” that a project needs to work, creative commons is a start here.

Open “industrial” standards – this is a little understand but core open, its what the open internet and WWW are built from. Here is an outline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_standard

Open process – this is the most “nebulous” part, examples of the work flow would be wikis and activity streams. Projects are built on linking trust networks so open process is the “glue” that binds the links together. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process

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Without open data things do work. ", do you mean something like "without this, the project is a distration from a practical and useful future and maybe evil"?
Posted on 24/11/15 12:19.
yes, its social technology were nobody has the right ansear and everyone who agrees with the basic opens can come up with their own implementation. Its based on flows, rivers, with out data being open to flow you just have a load of dusty silos. Which is were we are now.
Posted on 24/11/15 17:48 in reply to mle.
Each open is "pragmatic" in that they guard agenst repeated "historical" failers. Yourl have to trust me on this as we are crap at documenting this "history" ;)
Posted on 24/11/15 17:53 in reply to Hamish Campbell.