“The free software and open source movements, for example, love to talk about licensing, which is really a set of social contracts that attempt to reconcile ideas about the nature of software with ideas about the nature of business. That’s what’s happening between culture and infrastructure, at the governance level of the chart. If you want proof of the cultural nature of open source and free software licensing, consider these two facts: Not one of these licenses has ever been tested in a court of law; and Not one business has dared to try. I think that’s evidence of civilized behavior by both the hacker and the business communities.
I think we’re only beginning to discover, right here where we make infrastructure, that what’s most human about business is what each of us does for all of us.”