Open Source Dharma is a newly proposed open standard & network, whose aim is to encourage the flourishing of a transparent, collaborative, creative, & evolutionary ecosystem of dharma. The Open Source Dharma protocol serves as a radical alternative to Proprietary Dharma by making it easier for new forms of dharma to emerge. We do this by creating and maintaining an open standard that incentivizes permission-less innovation, cross-lineage collaboration, and transparent organization. Think of it as An Internet of Dharma.
The Open Source Dharma standard offers a suite of protocols that brings openness to more and more aspects of the Sangha activities. Any dharma teacher or community is welcome to join the Open Source Dharma movement by implementing any of these protocols in their communities of practice.
In this clip, Vincent Horn from Buddhist Geeks explain how and why the idea of Open Source Dharma came about.