'Open' Religious Technology & Tools

Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) are the key management strategies organizations need to incorporate into their corporate culture in order to continue to succeed in the 21st century. The adoption and application of these management strategies is already evident within many organizations in almost every industry. These strategies are also applicable to one's personal life. These strategies of collaboration, sharing, and 'openness' should have a very familiar ring to most religious organizations.

Industries and businesses throughout the world are being revolutionized through the application of these three unique and powerful management strategies. When combined, these COSI strategies create a robust model for accelerating change, achieving significant operational efficiencies, and improving the quality of products and services provided. This applies to religious organizations and churches as well.

Collaborative development efforts to create innovative solutions, 'open source' software, information technology, and other tools for religious organizations and individuals are well underway. These information technologies and tools are being released under one or more open source licensing arrangements that allow one to acquire and use these tools at little or no cost. This has tremendous potential consequences for individuals and religious organizations around the world facing funding challenges.

The 'Open Way'

The open source way is more than a development model; it defines the characteristics of a culture. The open source way thrives on broad collaboration and shared effort.
  • The open source way is about possibility. Open source presents a new way to solve old problems. To share ideas and effort.
  • The open source way opens doors. Open source offers a new perspective. Open, not closed. Collaboration, not isolation.
  • The open source way multiplies: Knowledge; Effort; Inspiration; Creativity; and Innovation. The impact is exponential.
* From www.opensource.com/open-source-way

Church Futurist Predictions

*** Work on this site was discontinued in 2018 when it became apparent that the world had now widely embraced the strategies of Collaboration and 'Open' Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) and progress was accelerating at break neck speed. ***

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