From Open Source Intelligence to Open Source Everything
An Ethical, Intellectual, and Patriotic Journey
WHAT: This website is the portal for:
01 Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) legacy knowledge still posted at Open Source Solutions Network Inc. (1992-2010) from over 800 international authorities and practicioners of OSINT;
02 Earth Intelligence Network (501c3) first years of production including two books and the Strategic Analytic Model;
03 Amazon Reviews in 97 Non-Fiction Categories (1 Fiction) by Robert Steele, who started posting reviews in 2000 and now ranks in the top 300 over-all (including software, movie, and product reviewers) and is the #1 non-fiction reviewer;
94 Journal of Public Intelligence (ISSN 1078-1935) where over 25 contributors, a handful of them daily, post on topics related to public intelligence (decision-support) in the public interest.
05 Open Source Everything Highlights, the new daily product that assembles in one place the best headlines across all the Opens and related categories such as True Cost. [CEASED]
Among the legacy elements are included the Honour Society and especially the Awards 1992-2006; the collected digital Handbooks and the Historic Contributions by over 250 international personalities, and special pages for Events, Links (both righteous and professional), and the new concept for achieving global intelligence with integrity, Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2).
Each of the web sites in turn, culminating in this umbrella site, stems from the growing realization by Robert David Steele, a former spy and now honorary hacker and evangelist for public intelligence in the public interest, that the US Government lacks intelligence (decision-support) for virtually every decision at every level; and also lacks integrity in the holistic or Whole of Government sense of the word. Since 1988 Robert David Steele and a handful of others have been fighting to establish an Open Source Agency responsible for creating a Smart Nation by nurturing all the opens–not just OSINT, but Open Access, Open Cloud, Open Data, Open Design, Open Education, Open Government, Open Hardware, Open Innovation, Open Journalism, Open Media, Open Meetings, Open Records, Open Science, Open Society, Open Software, Open Standards, and so on. The latter case is made in THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth & Trust (North Atlantic Books, 2012).
Alexis de Tocqueville: The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.
Buckminster Fuller: You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Thomas Jefferson: A Nation’s best defense is an educated citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson: Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Thomas Jefferson: I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of Constitutional power.
James Madison: Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison: The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
Voltaire: When a nation begins to think, it is impossible to hold it back.
Fedor Dostoevsky: A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else.
Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Bob Seelert, Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide (New York): When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it.
Ben Gilad: Top managers’ information is invariably either biased, subjecive, filtered or late. . . . Using intelligence correctly requires a fundamental change in the way top executives make decisions.
Daniel Ellsberg speaking to Henry Kissinger: The danger is, you’ll become like a moron. You’ll become incapable of learning from most people in the world, no matter how much experience they have in their particular areas that may be much greater than yours” [because of your blind faith in the value of your narrow and often incorrect secret information].
Carl Jung: The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.
Alvin Toffler: Information is a substitute for time, space, capital, and labor
Albert Camus: A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Martin Luther King II: The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
Robert Steele: The truth at any cost reduces all other costs.
See Also: The Way of the Truth — Reflections
Our “strategic intent” is to create a World Brain Institute with an embedded Global Game that allows every human to connect with every other human and all relevant information so that we can self-govern at all levels on all topics–Panarchy. If we or future generations are successful, this will eliminate all taxes, provide every person with an assured annual income sufficient for living, and squeeze fraud, waste, and abuse out of the newly transparent system.
This site does NOT advocate political action or any specific policy, but rather seeks to empower the public with sources and methods of what has been called in modern times Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), so that our Collective Intelligence can be applied with structured ethical diligence to produce public wisdom in the public interest. This is the heart of what is called Reflexive Practice–Professional Thinking for a Turbulent World.
The PUBLIC is the political body–this site seeks to serve the public by nurturing public intelligence in the public interest. Core readings on restoring the Constitution, the Republic, and the Public as Sovereign in the USA.
We intend to eliminate information asymmetries and data pathologies, end the rule of secrecy, and support the Collective Intelligence of the public in such as way as to create a prosperous world at peace.
NOTE: We now have over 25 contributing editors, see Index for how to drill in to specifics, and also See SEARCH TIPS at end of Books page. We have found that searching via Google with source=phibetaiota is often faster and more effective than the internal WordPress search. The middle column is the living directory of all content. The right-hand column identifies the most popular items in terms of both 1 day and 7 days, and in terms of the major elements of this Blog, Archives, Journal, Reviews, and “all in.”
Jason “JZ” Liszkiewicz
Earth Intelligence Network
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Robert David Steele can be reached directly by anyone at:
robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com
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