If you don’t want Open Source Permaculture, FUCK YOU - Main - Feralculture Community
That is the meaning of Open Source — readily available and usable, not people like you whining that everyone should be able to charge 2k for a PDC. They could charge 10k for all I care, if Permaculture knowledge was Open Source. Right now they’re not charging for quality of instruction, for quality of experience, for intelligence and presence and the great activities happening at their place, they’re charging for secretive knowledge and the cumulative lack of Open Source work of the permaculture community, which comes with a great cost to the world.
In short, they’re charging for a great cost to the world. Anyone who doesn’t understand P2P culture and economics, and the power of Open Source, doesn’t understand this.
So they need to understand, because that is the future, not charging money for knowledge that is meant to make the world a better, more fertile and more powerful place, with more social and ecosystem value, as well as economy and activity value to go around for everyone.
That the Permaculture Institute of San Francisco are being relatively good guys does not change this situation. They are just being relatively good guys within a broken model, and it’s ultimately meaningless as long as they don’t Open Source their knowledge.
They can charge as much or as little as they want for [actual Permaculture work and services].
The difference lies in the fact that when you teach about improving the world and the standard of living for all beings, and you teach ethical principles of sharing and so on, but at the same time you need to maintain a competitive advantage towards the public by keeping knowledge secret (to the best of their ability), or keeping usable knowledge processes and usable knowledge structures secret, then you’re not being ethical.
Complètement ce que je pense. Il y a vraiment moyen (edit : dans le milieu de la permaculture) de produire de la connaissance libre, et que cette production aide à faire connaître son travail et aide une activité rémunérée à forte valeur ajoutée (cours, conférence, service de design ...) :
And that is different from establishing a basis of knowledge and freely giving it to the world and then being useful and creative in the world via your skills and charging for that whatever you can/need/are willing to. And they can charge for the teaching experience as well, as long as the knowledge is open sourced.
Le mot de la fin :)
So everyone who doesn’t like my language, choke on it. The more you choke, the more it spreads.
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