After Open Source, Open Access, Open Data And The Rest, Here Comes The Open Jihad
from the massively-parallel-codevelopment dept
Open jihad evolves (gets better) through massively parallel co-development. All of the groups in the open jihad, no matter how small (even down to individuals), can contribute. They do this by:These are also some of the key features of open source -- hence the name "open jihad." Their appearance in the context of international violence is a reminder that they are not limited to the digital world, with things like open source, open access, open data and all the other "opens," but are a set of very general principles for producing extremely rapid innovation in any domain. That might provide a clue to governments struggling to deal with this growing threat to stability that they ought to try something similar, rather than resorting to traditional responses that are doomed to fail when dealing with a new kind of enemy.
1. tinkering with tactics, strategies, and technologies that can be used to advance the open jihad.
2. testing the efficacy of these innovations by using them against the enemy. In other words, throwing them against the wall to see what sticks.
3. copying the innovations that work.
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