Open Life —— 有关开源的哲学

你会对一件事物产生思考吗?为什么只有人类统治世界?人该如何去平等?货币为什么会让人迷失?宗教的本质是做什么的?技术可以糊口,但是为谁服务了?你能对一件事情直达本质吗?科学和人类的右脑、模因将如何对宇宙产生影响?为什么Open的力量会是历史的终结?

摘要

时间拨回到十几年前,如果有人在思考开源的价值所在,是有一定道理的,因为在洞察这个世界之后,为事情出现端倪而进行考察不是谁都可以做得到的。

这是一本从芬兰语翻译为英语的,译者为Sara Torvalds。

Are French farmers a bunch of mean-spirited creeps? Are all nerds courageous, and laziness a virtue? Why did Stephen King leave a horror story unfinished? What business models survived the Internet bubble? Among the many entertaining and thought-provoking ideas presented in Open Life, ants screw up, and Harry Potter even casts his spell in German.

The hot topics in information technology (IT) right now are Linux and Open Source. But what does Open Source offer those, who may not see their computer as a matter of life and death? Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source spotlights the people, businesses, values and practices of the Open Source world. In assessing its development Open Life recounts over 60 case-study-like stories that illuminate exactly what is so miraculous and wonderful in this new paradigm for producing software.

Divided into four parts, Open Life starts rather philosophically by comparing the concepts of openness and mean-spiritedness with a clarity that highlights the latter’s devious impact on our everyday life. Part Two explores the Open Source culture from the time Linus Torvalds began writing code for his new operating system, how he behaves as a leader, and stating the virtues of a programmer. Part Three comprehensively reviews some Open Source business models and evaluates both their economic and ethical sustainability. Leaving the world of software behind, Part Four considers how successfully open business models can be applied in fields as diverse and wide-ranging as mining, literature, and fashion design.

读书纪要

书中有很多精辟的观点和论据,论述事实真相,然后直达哪里。这是开源之道最为欣赏的一种思维模式。

有关 Debian Linux 发行版的描述

Debian 某种程度上是商业的过分主导的一个平衡,可能某些商业版每年发布两个版本,而Debian二年才发布一个版本。Debian有自己的原则和指导。

Open Everything

All great waterfalls begin with the small rivalets.

开源之道感慨

作为技术出身的我,虽然自己的思路是喜欢打破砂锅问到底,直到自己的脑力极限。比如我可以捋一下我的思考路径,并对我的职业生涯和现实生活的影响:

  • 为什么开源项目只是拿来,然后过一阵子再合并,如此反复?
  • 为什么公司不提倡大家参与到上游组织?
  • 为什么开源的经济利益,大家都在视而不见的甘愿吃亏?
  • 为什么人们对开源背后隐性的知识和工程负债视而不见?
  • 为什么本土的人对待个人有着固定的模式?仅承认集体的存在?
  • 为什么人们会将读书视为一种装逼?
  • 为什么只能是拿来主义?
  • 为什么你要改变现状?
  • 为什么你看到的世界就是真的世界?
  • 人的认知和心理究竟是如何被误导的?
  • 该如何启蒙?

书是阅读越多,人是越见越少。知识在增加,解决问题的能力似乎还是那样,我已经开始改变自己,或许这就是机会。

Open 是一种思想,是一种生活方式!