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Linux is a model for Fuller's Design Science Revolution

The Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science Revolution designates the thread in Buckminster Fuller's philosophy that emphasizes the need to radically re-orient Humanity's problem-solving efforts by the employment of the practice of science in a comprehensive and anticipatory fashion toward the design of effective solutions. The emphasis is on the design of comprehensive solutions ... ones that work sustainably because they have anticipated comprehensively all factors relevant to the problem space.

Linux's history shows that it is a true instance of Fuller's Design Science Revolution. Notably it was started by a single individual who took initiative. Then it was spontaneously adapted by an exponentially growing group of talented individuals until it became better, and better, and better. Finally, it became mature with Big business and Big government contributing to its growth and success. That is, it became institutionalized and mainstream.

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