12 December 2005

...and Went Down to the Sea

"Open": it's such a small word (and a strange one at that: stare at it long enough and it begins to look like something from another tongue). It's much used, and very abused these days. But that's to be expected, since it's fast becoming where so many other currents and trends are heading. Everyone, it seems, wants to be open.

That's what these pages are all about: how "openness" - as manifested in open source, open genomics, open content and all the other opens – lies at the heart of most of what's interesting in technology today. And not only. Just as technology is making its presence felt in so many other areas of life, so the open movements and their philosophies are feeding through there, too.

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