In politics there seems to be a lot of talk about change. In my opinion it is not change per se that is needed but growth. There hopefully will be change in the results but the results will be from a growth in our behaviors. Changing faces will not help, changing where the leaders come from will not help. Growth in behavior will help. We need to learn from what has happened in the past and grow into new behaviors always acknowledging the shoulders on which we are standing.
This is what open source behavior is all about: taking the best of the past and using it to move forward. Talk is not what we need but actual collaborative communication with the follow up initiatives. Many things in the recent past have not worked but there are some behaviors that are positive. We can and have learned from our mistakes but we cannot ever throw out that which has happened in the past. Our technology now allows us to better record history and to allow opposing viewpoints to write our history as long as we are willing to work collaboratively.
Change no, growth yes.