The Open Source Everything Manifesto
|Steele's book is a must-read, a powerful yet still pragmatic roadmap to a new civilisational paradigm that simultaneously offers a trenchant, unrelenting critique of the prevailing global order. His interdisciplinary 'whole systems' approach dramatically connects up the increasing corruption, inefficiency and unaccountability of the intelligence system and its political and financial masters with escalating inequalities and environmental crises.|
|— Nafeez Ahmed|
What the world lacks right now - especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labour unions has betrayed the public trust - is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the good of all, rather than corrupt decisions for the good of the few.
The Open-Source Everything Manifesto is a distillation of author, strategist, analyst, and reformer Robert David Steele life's work: the transition from top-down secret command and control to a world of bottom-up, consensual, collective decision-making as a means to solve the major crises facing our world today. The book is intended to be a catalyst for citizen dialogue and deliberation, and for inspiring the continued evolution of a nation in which all citizens realize our shared aspiration of direct democracy - informed participatory democracy.
Open-Source Everything is a cultural and philosophical concept that is essential to creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for one hundred percent of humanity. The future of intelligence is not secret, not federal, and not expensive. It is about transparency, truth, and trust among our local to global collective. Only "open" is scalable. As we strive to recover from the closed world corruption and secrecy that has enabled massive fraud within governments, banks, corporations, and even non-profits and universities, this timely book is a manifesto for liberation - not just open technology, but open everything.
Robert David Steele is an internationally acclaimed intelligence professional with 30 years' experience as a clandestine and covert operations officer. A foremost international proponent for open-source intelligence, Steele has been a keynote speaker at many venues, including Hackers on Planet Earth, Gnomedex, L-3 Communications, the Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security. A regular contributor to the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, he has published nine books on intelligence and information operations. His work has also appeared in TIME, Forbes, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.