Liberating Abundance


Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources. In the intelligence community (IC), the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources); it is not related to open-source software or public intelligence.

Working with Wikipedia helped me understand what relevance and notability had in common. Opening up a development environment to the general Internet public made possible the building of a mostly complete repository of knowledge called by founder, Jimmy Wales “The Sum of all Knowledge”. The flagship tokens, “Be Bold” and “Assume Good Faith” were the driving forces for the energy that was directed at Wikipedia 1.0. Nowadays, Wikipedia is thought of as ‘complete’ but that is far from the case. Much work can be done to fill in missing facts, figures and images. Of course, this work is voluntary but compensation comes in a myriad of…

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