Thursday May 24, 2007

Open Source Cola under GPL!

Saw this in How To today on the recipe for "Open Cola". Seems folks have worked for years reverse engineering the Coca Cola secret recipe and have finally perfected it. What is interesting (other than why do they have so much time on thier hands) is that the recipe is released under the open source GPL license so that anyone can use it and anyone can modify it - as long as they contribute their changes to the "commons".  This is true open source community development at its simplist - take an idea, open it to the community under a license that enables participation and then everyone can benefit from each others' efforts.  I wonder how long it will take the Cola companies from discovering 235 patents that this recipe violates?

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