This is what openness is to me -- open sharing that leads to unintended connections and learning. Yesterday I found 's amazing True Stories of Open Sharing blog
-- via a conversation in the comments section of my own blog http://ow.ly/uv0ql.
Open leads to open. Yes, it's about open practices -- sharing resources, blogging, etc. But for me it's more about having an open mind and embracing a spirit of openness. Far from being hubristic, I agree with Cameron Neylon's description: it's about embracing a particular form of humility. We cannot know who or how someone may use our work, and contributions and insights may come from anyone, anywhere. It's only by taking the risk, by being open, that we can find out, stretch ourselves, be challenged, encounter wonder -- and learn.
Cameron Neylon - http://cameronneylon.net/blog/open-is-a-state-of-mind/