FREE as in FREEDOM, not referring to the book of Richard Stallman's but his philosophy. What really that FREE does mean to all of us? For some, its free in terms of cost (those who do not understand the FREE as in FREEDOM), for some its freedom to modify, re-distribute the CODE!
That was the beginning and people started talking or at least they were heard after the loud silence and the effect was profound. Altruist argued other implications of FREE as in FREEDOM. Philosophers have long debated the topic of FREEDOM related to spirituality and argued about who is literally Free as in FREEDOM. What kind of freedom they were talking about!
Its enormous popularity have radioactive effect on the grey cells which evolved in a new breed of homo sapiens; confused, inspired. How and why that change occured!
Open Source, Open Content, Open ID, Open Hardware, Open Standards, Open Business... open..ope...op..en...Open Economy! It creates a powerful impression and has virulent effect..that word! They speak on common terms for different things and in different ways...though on the economic aspect it has been long debated but its only after the successful OpenSource movement it became apparent. Remove that...that word and it leaves behind the source, the content, IDs...in the hands of individual entity. What does that implies!
When all people talk the same language are we left with any choice to talk in none other than their language...Does it leave us FREE as in FREEDOM...its the most dangerously constructive movement. But the apprehension is hypothetical and have no substance, its like talking about all people in the world being GOOD, a peaceful world with no wars, no pollution, no EVIL! But, How far will it go!
...ignorance was the cause, resistance was the effect...because its inherent!
...it implies collaboration, convergence...because its the most altruist way to do things!
...it can go as far as the equilibrium stage and not beyond that...because after that its the reversal of the roles!
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”- Mahatma Gandhi
It make sense now!