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Video: The seeds of open source

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Video by Islam Elsedoudi, Kim Jokisch, and Tim Kiernan.

Sometimes open source ideals make for the strangest–and most wonderful–bedfellows. We met Dr. Vandana Shiva–physicist, scientist, environmentalist, and activist–several years ago. Her work saving seeds and protecting traditional knowledge in the farming industry parallels the openness, transparency, collaboration and freedom of open source ideology. Her simple, clear explanation of why knowledge should be shared–and the devastating results should it be hoarded–is part of the essential truth that makes the work we do so incredibly important. But don’t take our word for it.

Get more information about Dr. Shiva’s work.

7 responses to “Video: The seeds of open source”

  1. jing says:

    good

  2. Boycott Novell » Links 21/03/2009: GNU/Linux Advances; Free Software Prioritised in Germany says:

    [...] Video: The seeds of open source Sometimes open source ideals make for the strangest–and most wonderful–bedfellows. We met Dr. Vandana Shiva–physicist, scientist, environmentalist, and activist–several years ago. Her work saving seeds and protecting traditional knowledge in the farming industry parallels the openness, transparency, collaboration and freedom of open source ideology. Her simple, clear explanation of why knowledge should be shared–and the devastating results should it be hoarded–is part of the essential truth that makes the work we do so incredibly important. But don’t take our word for it. [...]

  3. Nirmal Pathak says:

    Wonderful explanation!

  4. suvayu says:

    Very few are aware of her work outside India. To tell the truth even in India hardly anyone seems to care, after all since when the “haves” cared about the “have-nots”? Thanks for the post.

  5. T. R. Vijayaraghavan says:

    This is a very very informative vedeo of open source ideology about seeds.
    Thanks Dr.Vandana Shiva

  6. Harry says:

    Absolutely Fantastic. We need such great people to explain and promote open source and free software to a wider audience. Dr. Vandana Shiva did a great job of explaining the concept of open source software in simple words. Keep up the great job.

    All the best.

  7. Shar says:

    Amazing…this great little video manages to pack more than just the Open Source message and deserves to be seen by a much wider audience. Kudos to all involved.