The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 4 Philosophical Concepts Extract I

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The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 4 Philosophical Concepts Extract I

Truth, Coin of Collective Consciousness

When things are not going well, until you get the truth on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it.

Bob Seelert

Truth is the foundation for all discourse and wise decision-making.  There is no such thing as truth in isolation.  The definition of meaning is a contextual and communal process, as the following two statements communicate succinctly:

Put enough eyeballs on it, no bug is invisible.

The truth at any cost lowers all other costs.

The first concept makes clear the role of community in arriving at the truth of any matter.  The second makes clear the moral and financial value of truth, reducing all manner of costs across all domains including time and space.  Neither of these concepts matter to the greedy, selfish one percent–they matter very much to the ninety-nine percent.

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