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Open Source

Open-source culture puts access above anything else. It does not ask for care or meaning, and by ignoring those aspects of communication, it often stays limited to media: fixed forms of communication that can’t integrate with those who are interested.

When we’re quick to collaborate on the internet, we assume that sharing  a company’s wiki or being transparent about finances can translate to (1) integrity or (2) value. But access without care can’t get to value. At best, it will get to utility and stop short of being useful once we leave the metaphorical room. Care and meaning are the added (interpersonal) value to utilitarian building blocks.

This week, I invite you to consider what might benefit from synchronous sharing.

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