Open Sourcing Politics
Jun 04, 2010, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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""Linux is subversive": so begins "The Cathedral and the
Bazaar," Eric Raymond's analysis of the open source way. The
subversion there was mainly applied to the world of software, but
how much more subversive are the ideas that lie behind open source
when applied to politics.
"That is precisely what the increasingly-important open
government movement aims to do, an area I've been covering in this
blog partly because of its close kinship with open source, but also
because of the major implications it has for the use of open source
– not least because open government tends to promote its
deployment. But what exactly is open government, and how does it
flow from open source?"