To survive, we need a deep culture change – one that influences all areas of our individual and collective lives.
And one small, but important, part of this change may be from the proprietary to the open source mindset in creative and business areas. When someone invents or develops something in the proprietary context, it is in many ways a dead end. It stops there, unless someone comes up with large resources to develop it further – and even then, it is often limited by the vision of the few people involved. In the open source mindset, anyone is free to develop and explore any invention further, and invite others in turn to build upon these improvements. It is a collective endeavor for collective benefit, and with as many – or maybe more – opportunities for making money on it. It becomes a door for collective exploration.
The first mindset is one of individualism, protectiveness and scarcity, the other is one of partnership, sharing and abundance. One is from the (in Spiral Dynamics) orange mindset, the other from green and beyond.