Elon Musk has made an unprecedented move to declare Tesla an open-source company, allowing their electric vehicle patents to be used by anyone. Patents tend to be more of a limiting factor to human progress than a propeller which makes this a huge step in the right direction from our perspective.
The concept of open-source or open-access is becoming more popular and people like Elon are trailblazers who we can only hope many others will follow. Open-source is a collaborative philosophical concept based in transparency that is an essential key to creating a prosperous world that works for all of humanity. We have been living in a world of competition, closed doors, corruption and secrecy which has enabled massive fraud on all fronts. At the same time it slows down progress and hinders creative collaboration.
In the book “The Open-Source Everything Manifesto“, David Robert Steele (Former CIA clandestine services case officer known for his promotion of open source intelligence) discusses this exact philosophy and provides detailed insights explaining how it works and why it’s so important to humanity today.
In 1988 David came to realize that his life as a spy specializing in secrets was not only unproductive but was actually the opposite of what the world needed; open access to true information. David and others agree that sustainable national security can best be obtained full transparency.
It has been made clear that top-down government is corrupt and does not work. You can hear David talk about his experiences and thoughts on the current situation today regarding government in this quick MUST WATCH video. His insights are sharp and bold.
“Robert Steele is about 100 times as smart and 10,000 times as dangerous as the best of the hackers, for he is successfully hacking the most challenging of bureaucracies, the U.S. intelligence community, and doing it for the right reasons.” ~Bruce Sterling, Wired Magazine contributor and author of The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier
“Open-Source Everything is our path to power, peace, prosperity, a restoration of the sensibility of the indigenous peoples of the world whose sacred knowledge we in the “advanced” West have disdained at our own peril. It reconnects us all to the root power of the cosmic universe, restores our harmony, and unleashes our inherent gifts of innovation, entrepreneurship, and generosity”, states Robert in his book he Open-Source Everything Manifesto.
“The youth of humanity all around our planet are intuitively revolting from all sovereignties and political ideologies. The youth of Earth are moving intuitively toward an utterly classless, raceless, omnicooperative, omniworld humanity.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
Robert Davide Steele presents the Open Source Everything Manifesto