Monday, November 28, 2011

Open Source Floorball

Open source is work shared or freely distributed in a community that you are free to use or further develop (or, at least something close to this definition).
A computer is a machine that has hardware (the hard plastic and other parts). And the software - it is the math that runs everything inside, you may call it programs too or why not apps..
It is mainly within the softer side of things, probably thanks to the ease of distribution, the Open Source movement started.
As we put on our farmer pants and puts a straw in the mouth - one might describe Open Source as work we do together cause it is human, friendly and nice to do work together. So in reality this has been around for ever.
As we put on more futuristic spaceship glasses we see many modern development projects directed - not as a corporation - but as a shared Open Source community movement.

Does Floorball fit into this? Yes, the sticks, the gym and all other equipment is the hardware. The software is the rules, the information, the federations, social networks and clubs etc - all things that makes the sticks etc work.
One more thing - is Floorball a new inspiring sport - or is it an old antique, same ol' same ol' activity like many others?

Where is now the Open Source movement in Floorball?
We do not know yet - but lets hope it starts here.
If you have something cool to share - you have just been invited.

This post was inspired by Mr. Yeo.

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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!