From open source software to open source organization – Overview

The success of the free and open source software movement – accentuated by the proliferation of the Linux ecosystem, the open source software driven Web 2.0 and the change of attitude and policies towards open source software from the once opponent Microsoft – certainly has surprised a lot of pundits of the software industry. However the history of the free and open source software 1) History of free and open-source software shows that it has not always been on a victorious ride. The cloud computing powered companies, allowing them providing values to their customers without distributing copies of their proprietary code, took full advantage of the existing open source software and seldom gave anything back to the movement in return. As a result, the sustainability of free and open source software movement is threatened. Fortunately, the rise of the decentralized trust computing technologies such as Blockchain and Hashgraph, provided us the building block to build something called DAO (decentralized autonomous organization)2) . Combining DAO and the open source philosophy, let’s call it open source organization, we now have exactly what we need to bring the Yin/Yang balance back to the ownership of software.

This series consists of three parts: