Peter: So another question I have relates to what you call an ‘Open Source’ approach to meditation, where there is a freedom to draw from all kinds of practices. Could you say a little about that?
Vincent: Yeah, the Open Source thing is interesting because I’m really into technology – it’s something I’ve been interested in for a long time – and one thing I know about the open source movement is that it can be done really really well, if you get the right people, or it can be a complete disaster and you end up with the worst software ever! (laughs)
But if you do get the right people involved, there’s something about the spirit of open source, a kind of attitude of experimentation, of trying new things, of seeing what works, of not getting caught in a closed, proprietary system. So, for example if you’re working at Microsoft there’s certain parameters that you have to work within, that you don’t have to use when you’re working with open source.
this article was found at http://www.vincenthorn.com/2011/08/09/an-open-source-approach-to-meditation-practice/
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