“If governments and other organizations do not do evidence-based decision-making rooted in holistic analytics of true cost economics with the objective of creating affordable, interoperable, scalable engineering solutions â€“ which is to say, open source solutions now known to cost one tenth what proprietary closed engineering costs, we will soon go well past the tipping points for catastrophic failure across multiple domains including bio-chemical and nuclear accidents, vanishing aquifers, and pandemics. Elective wars destroying entire societies, and the millions of illegal immigrants spawned by those wars are modest challenges, in this larger context. Acts of Man â€“ not Acts of God â€“ are changing the Earth for the worse at an accelerating rate â€“ changes that once took 10,000 years now take three years or less.”
See Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) â€” a Nordic ManifestoIt’s a sweeping socialist concept but it makes good sense, sharing the wealth and keeping us all safe. FLOSS is a much narrower concept but it does the same thing, allow the whole world to create and to use software. Why not engineering and governance?
Such bold ideas will go right over the heads of guys like Trump but for the rest of us sharing is a good thing.