Bring back the open source beer project

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Dear Flying Dog,

I know that you've moved from your cozy spot in Denver, Colorado to Frederick, Maryland, but you've had time to settle in. It's time for you to revitalize the Open Source Beer Project.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try the Wild Dog Collaborator Dopplebock (love the name by the way). But where is version 1.1? What's on tap for the next beer collaboration project?

Collaborator Label

Image credits: Collaborator label, Flying Dog Brewery

I'm not a brewer, just a consumer. And it looks like the first project was a success. The world has changed since the first project. The world is more attuned to open source ways. People are starting to understand that we can collaborate and participate in all aspects of life, beyond open source software development. The Open Source Beer Project is a great example of this.

As you say, “good people drink good beer.” Well, for the next version maybe we could go with, “collaborate to make an open beer.” I'm ready to sample the next open source beer, so let's get started.

It's happy hour somewhere,
Jason Hibbets

Jason Hibbets is a Community Director at Red Hat with the Digital Communities team. He works with the Enable Architect, Enable Sysadmin, Enterprisers Project, and community publications.


I don't drink beer mostly because it tastes horrible, however, there are a few beers I actually enjoy but that is rare.

I think the world hasn't really tastes the best beer yet. That is like saying, "Here, I made this computer program in complete secrecy and it is my grandfathers code that was passed down to me, this is the worlds best computer program and there is nothing that could be done to improve it. It has no bugs or security flaws."

The beer we have today is probably mediocre at best to what it "can" become. It has potential and I am sure many just say, "well I like this and I don't want to change it" and that is fine, they can stay that way but there are also those who are infected with this urge to keep going farther and tweaking, it is the human nature.

In short, I would welcome and endorse this project and I know the Drupal community would too.

Do you think the beer would taste better if you had a part in the collaboration of the recipe?

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