Open Source Economics ( OSE )

Diogenes of Sinope.
Public domain 1860

OSE { economics }

  1. What is the purpose with OSE?


  1. Givers
  2. Takers


  1. Transparent economics


OSE { economics }

1. What is the purpose with OSE?

The purpose with OSE ( Open Source Economics ) is to improve the relationship between the giver and the taker in regards to monetary donations.



2. Givers

There are 3 kinds of givers.

  1.  Ignorers  who doesn't want takers to take advantage of their money by wasting it on drugs and alcohol.
  1.  Emotionals  who give away their money without asking questions because of various emotional reasons.
  1.  Wonderers  who ask themselves where will the money go if I give the taker my money. These kind of people usually don't ask the question directly to the taker. So the chance to help people that really deserves it just flies away and nothing happens.

3. Takers

There are 3 kinds of takers.

  1.  Beggars  that can further be subdivided into several categories. I will only focus on the big broad strokes here in order to keep things easy to follow, but I can mention a few categories.

    • There are beggars that deserves your money and there are those that don't deserve it.
    • Then there are beggars that are controlled like slaves by criminal organizations. Often maiming their body parts in order to get to the more naive emotional givers.
  1.  Aid organizations  which can be subdivided into two categories.

    • Big luxurious aid organizations that are famous because they are old.
    • Tiny grassroot organizations that do not fulfill the requirement of having a fundraising that for example exceeds the half a million $ mark each year according to the so called fundraising control institutions.
  1.  Open source projects  which are usually associated with programmers creating ”freedom software”. Where you as a user can freely use, distribute and modify this ”free software” for private and sometimes commercial use depending on which license you choose to work with.

At the end of the day when each of these 3 kinds of takers asks the question.

- Please, give me some money!?

They all have the same worth as the anonymous beggar. There has been countless of occasions where various famous aid organizations have mismanaged the monetary donations given to them.

  • Either by only giving around 10% of the donations to the cause and spending the rest on various so called administration expenses.

  • Another scenario is when some high-level manager swindles the donations to support their luxurious life style outside of work.

Just because most aid organizations have existed for more than 50 years are old and famous, doesn't mean that they are just and honest! Because of this system failure all aid organizations will have the same worth as the anonymous beggar from the streets. Famous aid organizations are nothing but fancy beggars in a luxurious disguise.

Open source projects as a phenomenon is still too young in comparison to aid organizations to find bad examples of swindle stories happening. Because they aren't obligated to explain each monetary transaction that takes place. Because of this system failure all open source projects will have the same worth as the anonymous beggar from the streets.


Since every person, aid organization and open source project that utters the words.

- Please, give me some money!?
Automatically gets the same worth as an anonymous beggar from the streets. Is every effort then lost?
No everything isn't lost the system failure can be fixed. The solution is very simple: transparent economics.

4. Transparent economics

If you are a beggar that have a ”donation bank account” where strangers or your future potential monetary givers have the ability to check your transparent ”donation bank account”. Then strangers can see how the beggar has spent their past donations through the transactions history list.
When donators can check for themselves if the taker deserves their money then more people can be helped. And the criminal behaviors in the system will be weeded out in an instant.
Based on peoples common sense!

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