2012 The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, & Trust (Evolver Editions, June 2012)

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Back Cover:  What the world lacks right now–especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust–is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the good of all, rather than corrupt decisions for the good of the few. “The Open-Source Everything Manifesto “is a distillation of author, strategist, analyst, and reformer Robert David Steele life’s work: the transition from top-down secret command and control to a world of bottom-up, consensual, collective decision-making as a means to solve the major crises facing our world today. The book is intended to be a catalyst for citizen dialog and deliberation, and for inspiring the continued evolution of a nation in which all citizens realize our shared aspiration of direct democracy–informed participatory democracy. Open-Source Everything is a cultural and philosophical concept that is essential to creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for one hundred percent of humanity. The future of intelligence is not secret, not federal, and not expensive. It is about transparency, truth, and trust among our local to global collective. Only “open” is scalable. As we strive to recover from the closed world corruption and secrecy that has enabled massive fraud within governments, banks, corporations, and even non-profits and universities, this timely book is a manifesto for liberation–not just open technology, but open “everything.”

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Final table of Contents Below the Line

Foreword by Howard Bloom
Author’s Preface

Chapter 1: Open Sesame
…Changing the Game
…Panarchy
…Enter “Radical Man”
…Terms of Reference

Chapter 2: Open-Source Everything
…Free/Open-Source Software
…Open-Source Hardware and More
…Open-Source Intelligence
…The Open-Source Pyramid in Detail

Chapter 3: Manifesto

Chapter 4: Philosophical Concepts
…Truth, Coin of Collective Consciousness
…Education
…Transparency
…Diversity, A Resource of Infinite Wealth

Chapter 5: Integrity, Lies, and Panarchy
…Integrity
…Lies As Treason
…Complex Threats to Humanity and the Earth
…Thirteen Big Lies
…Panarchy and Resilience

Chapter 6: Whole-Systems Thinking
…Complexity
…Responding with Flexibility
…History
…The Fragmentation of Knowledge
…Science and Religion

Chapter 7: Public Intelligence and the Citizen
…Taking Control of the Challenge
…Public Intelligence
…Calculating True Costs
…Doing Public Intelligence
…Blogging for Public Intelligence
…Participatory Democracy
…Creating the World Brain and Global Game

Conclusion

Epilogue: My Conversion Experience
…Weaknesses in the World of Secret Intelligence
…OSINT Rises to the Challenge
…The Co-Evolution of OSINT
…The Role of Hackers

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