Why should I throw my intellectual products out in the open?
Why do people think open is better than closed?
I know most open software is better than closed, but is there a better reason than that for choosing the Open?
Find an ethical or philosophical reason for choosing Open.
(This is my homework for this weekend, next week will show an answer)
Is it because sharing is human?
Is it because solidarity is an ethical rule? <GNU manifesto
Is it based on the Golden Rule? <Golden Rule
It is an approach that responds to the concerns of others not out of a sense of duty, but from a feeling of responsive mutuality?
Is “Property” a difficult thing? Is it the nature of property that forbids to add knowledge to the list of properties? (<Property, Bodies and Wittgenstien)
Is copyright used as <censorship?. Keeping people from knowledge?
(image from http://marylandlearninglinks.org/)
Berry (2004) Internet Ethics: Privacy, Ethics and Alienation – An Open Source Approach. (PDF file)