Link of the day: OpenMoney

published: 03 Dec 2003 | tags:

From the OpenMoney Manifesto:

Money is just information, a way we measure what we trade, nothing of value in itself. And we can make it ourselves, to work as a complement to conventional money. Just a matter of design.

There is no good reason for a community to be without money. To be short of money when there’s work to get done is like not having enough inches to build a house. We have the materials, the tools, the space, the time, the skills and the intent to build … but we have no inches today? Why be short of inches? Why be short of money?

I just keep eyeing the Chaum patent expiration in 2005, and hope I have time to write some good opensource software around it.