I’ve often thought that the philosophies behind open source software and alternative transportation were fundamentally in sync. They’re about making better use of our shared commons. In one case, the commons of ideas and their expression, in the other, the commons of our public spaces and transportation infrastructure.
I got a little bit of reinforcement for this idea today when I read the piece in the Oregonian today about Wiki creator Ward Cunningham.
Turns out he’s a regular bicycle commuter, from his home in Garden Home to Big Pink.
‘Nuff said. Way to lead by example, Ward.