Free as in Beer?

Students from the Information Technology University in Copenhagen are trying to help by releasing what they are calling the world’s first open source beer recipe.

It is called Vores Oel, or Our Beer, and the recipe is proving to be a worldwide hit.

The idea behind the beer comes from open source software. This is software whose code is made publicly available for anyone to change and improve, provided that those changes and improvements are then shared in turn. BBC News

This post first appeared on From the Belly of the Beasts, a weblog from some of the people who build O’Reilly websites.

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I’ve been told that part of the appeal of the MMORPG A Tale in the Desert is that beer brewing is one of the many skills that can be acquired. The right combination of hops, yeast, etc. is shared amongst members of the community. Sounds like a good idea to me.


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