The Open-Source Cultural Agenda
Douglas Rushkoff suggests three pillars of the "deeper cultural agenda" of the open-source movement:
- The systems by which we live are inventions and conventions.
- The codes underlying those systems can be learned and rewritten.
- This process best takes place collaboratively.
Sounds like an outline of participatory democracy to me.
(Tip o' the keyboard to Kevin Carson's Mutualist Blog.)