- allows projects to have a continued impact beyond the time and place in which they occur. It creates a lasting record, capturing generated knowledge and resources.
- creates a platform for alternative voices by sharing projects from individuals to grassroots groups. It provides an alternative to the big corporation and capitalist, money-driven economy, placing importance on people and their ingenuity.
- links communities from around the world to one another, sharing peer-to-peer in an open conversation which values each individual’s right to be named as the author of their work, with the intent that their ideas be shared and replicated.
- is equal; it doesn’t recognise age, race, gender, wealth, – it can be both digital and physical and is solely there to promote and encourage active sharing and engagement in the wider open source community.
- provides a framework to artists’ and facilitators’ engagement with communities, circumnavigating the issues around “Us and Them” and creating an open space within which ideas are replicated, modified and shared.
- inspires confidence in sharing ideas with a wider community. This is supported with a deliberate, formal structure which states that an individual’s voice and knowledge are worth sharing.
- adapts and is influenced by the needs of the people who use it. It is a framework, not a set in stone rule book. As any work or resource can be published as Open Source, whatever knowledge a community creates, it is useful to someone, somewhere.
For the full manifesto see pages 12-17 in the Fork In The Road Project Handbook – downloadable HERE