Open Source

This is for all my geek friends who have ever asked…

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To my pals who prefer a different sort of explanation when they wonder where the heck I’m coming from. This diatribe is for you:

Open Source; Definition from Wiki= “In production and development, open source is a philosophy or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end products design and implementation details.

Before the phrase open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; open source gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code. Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. The open source software movement was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created.

The open-source model includes the concept of concurrent yet different agendas and differing approaches in production, in contrast with more centralized models of development such as those typically used in commercial software companies. A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product, source-material, “blueprints”, and documentation available at no cost to the public. This is increasingly being applied in other fields of endeavor, such as biotechnology.

And, on that note, “This is increasingly being applied in other fields of endeavor, such as biotechnology” I figured, why not apply it to Mysticism.

Mysticism is: “…a philosophy or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end products design and implementation details.”

The “end product” is ones world view taking into account individual needs and manifested uses of Mysticism.

And let’s have a look at the following statements:

Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. The open source software movement was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created.”

To re-phrase…In Mysticism, there is a self-enhancing diversity of applied theologies, communication paths and interactive communities. Mysticism as Open Source creates a more unified environment that more traditional methods of religious practice have not embraced.

The open-source model includes the concept of concurrent yet different agendas and differing approaches in production, in contrast with more centralized models of development such as those typically used in commercial software companies.”

The open source model as applied to Mysticism includes the concept of concurrent yet differing theologies and philosophies as well as encouraging different approaches in the application of the final product. This idea is in contrast to older methods that were more dogmatic and monotheistic.

A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product, source-material, “blueprints”, and documentation available at no cost to the public. This is increasingly being applied in other fields of endeavor, such as biotechnology.”

A main principle and practice of Mysticism is being able to work with people of like minds yet have your own sense of identity in how you manifest and implement what you learn. You develop your style of Mysticism on your own and with peers in collaboration with the source material and blueprints of other theologies using your own experience as a foundation to build on.

Warm Regards,

hipychic

The F-ing Hippie

 

 

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