Open source software methodologies, principles, and practices translate well into other arenas, like standards and intelligence, and have been proposed for the beverage and medical industries as well. But open source philosophy exists in religion too; …

Because the participants are collaborating, most open source religions tend to be new creations, and many are primarily Internet-based. Perhaps the best-known example is Yoism, which calls itself the “world’s first open source religion.” …

Yoans, or followers of the “way of Yo,” adhere to the Open Source Truth Process, which they claim was developed by members working with students and faculty at The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Don’t miss Tina Gasperson‘s great article in NewsForge: New-time religion.

(Thx, Tom.)

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