Saturday, July 30, 2005
Open-Source Beer! Free Beer for Geeks!
Beer always tastes better when it's free, or so the saying goes. A group of students at the IT University of Copenhagen find a way to make sure their beer is free. Well, at least the recipe they use to brew it is. The recipe and brand of their beer is published under a Creative Commons license, which means anyone can use the recipe for pleasure or profit. The only catch: If you make money selling their unique beer, you have to give them credit and publish any changes you make to the recipe under a similar license. Although not an open source fan myself. I find the idea to be inspirational if not revolutionary, it's quite interesting when someone takes an Analog Product, for the lack of a better term, and apply an open-source structure to it This would actually provide a way for several skeptics in the IT Industry (such as myself) to see if a product out in the open gets better as it travels from one hand to the other. For More Information check: http://www.voresoel.dk/main.php?id=70 http://creativecommons.org/