Open Systems: How would you define? What are your favorite examples? Are they always appropriate?
26 Apr 2010 - 9:26am
3 years ago
I've been doing a bit of thinking about "open systems". This is not the same thing (though related to) open source. In fact, I've been thinking of how IxDA itself exemplifies a lot of the properties of an open system.
I'm curious what people think about open systems: how do you define them for yourself and what are the examples you point to? What are examples when they are not appropriate?
For me open systems are not the same as anarchy or even democratic. Harder to explain from there, but I'm curious what other people think about this topic and what are their favorite resources.