[Coco] Open source Beer
jimcox at miba51.com
Thu Jul 21 21:28:57 EDT 2005
Here's a great extension for all you beer drinkers out
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On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 15:28:36 -0500
Dave Kelly <daveekelly at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Open Source Beer?
> Submitted by: Ty
> Beer always tastes better when it's free, or so the
> So leave it to a group of college students to find a way
>to make sure their beer is always free. Well, at least
>the recipe they use to brew it is. A group of students at
>IT University of Copenhagen have produced what they claim
>is the first open-source beer.
> The recipe and brand of their beer is published under a
>Creative Commons license, which means anyone can use the
>recipe for pleasure or profit.
> The only catch: If you make money selling their unique
>beer, you have to give them credit and publish any
>changes you make to the recipe under a similar license.
> Their inspiration wasn't just to get drunk, but to see
>what happens when an open-source structure is applied to
>a universally known product like beer.
> "Why not take the legal framework, the open-source
>licenses, and apply them on analog products?" said Rasmus
>Nielsen, a member of Superflex, an art organization that
>helped create the beer in conjunction with a student
>group called Vores Øl (Our Beer).
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