Citizen Patent

Open Source Definition

Different people mean different things when they use the word "open source", wikipedia has at least 2 separate pages:

  1. Open source - Wikipedia
  2. Open-source software - Wikipedia

However, the most popular and literal meaning of the word OPEN is used when we definite "open source":

  • the source is "opened" for people to ACCESS (as oppose to being "closed" when people cannot access)

Making source code OPEN (so others have full access) is not the same as making the source code FREE. Having access does not mean it is FREE access, the source may not be provided free.

We do not support the hijacking of the word OPEN and using it to mean FREE - as specified on GNU web site - whether FREE as in "freedom" or FREE as in "money" is up to individual interpretation, but the word OPEN cannot be used in place of the word FREE in either of those cases.

We are supporters of FREE software movement, we just don't believe the movement should use the word OPEN instead FREE.

Instead of defining OPEN software as FREE software, people should just use the word FREE directly (e.g. as in the case with the Free Software Foundation).

Problems with FREE

In most use cases, FREE is a good distribution model for OPEN hardware and software, but not in all use cases:

  • How many Cloud software started off using the ideas and code from the free and opened sourced software (e.g. XMPP for messaging) and change over to closed source after many users have been locked in ?

When resources (like source code) are FREE, those with the wealth and skill can generally take advantage of and benefit from them much MORE than those without. Hardly the outcomes that some free software proponents wanted.

Just look at Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Twitter etc. all build they businesses on turning originally FREE software into NON-FREE software.

Our use of the word OPEN

Thus the personal console license is an open source license:

Most of our hardware and software are open sourced, giving users the ability to inspect for security holes, ability to customise to their needs, ability to continue operating if we disappear . . . the possibilities are endless.

Do we still need licenses ?

Citizen Synergy Exchange enables anonymous tracking of production and consumption for both physical and digital products and services. Giving producers and consumers unprecedented visibility while protecting their privacy.

Licenses are too broad, too static and too difficult to enforce in the online world where time and distance are no longer barriers to interaction between producers and consumers.

For the first time in history, producers and consumers can control exactly how they want to exchange resources on a per transaction level with unlimited flexibility e.g. enforcements can be built-in, rewards can be retrospective.

Underpinning the Cyberspace

Although most countries implemented QR Code and Bluetooth Broadcast contact tracing during the COVID19 pandemic, NONE of the contact tracing system worked as the infection case numbers went up.

Activity Marker was a population scale effort designed to overcome the inconveniences, the poor accuracy, the lack of privacy and inability to scale problems with traditional Contact Tracing efforts, as it turned out by solving those problems, Activity Marker also solves a major problem with the modern life - that of online trust.

Activity Marker is a global effort that EVERYONE can take part in deploying as many activity markers as possible.


  1. securing the internet
  2. establishing truths
  3. earning income

Billions of Markers from Day One

In order to be broadcasted by billions of commodity radio devices worldwide (WiFi, Bluetooth etc.), the Activity Marker has been design to be compatible with popular 6-byte MAC address format.

Activity Marker used a novel Activity Marker Format to make it rapidly deployable in trillion of places worldwide.

Creating Online Trust

A fundamental way of

By taking advantage of the trillions of NFC tags, QR Codes, WiFi Radios, Bluetooth Devices etc. Local Markers unlocks massive latent value in the community by providing a rich geolocation underpinning to the information in the cyberspace.

All citizens, no matter their wealth or skill levels can deploy or utilise Local Markers at any time.

Local Marker Types

  1. Scanner
    High Resolution


e.g. printing out QR codes, configuring WiFi signals etc.

There are 3 types of Local Markers providing different types of resolution.

Scan Markers

  1. QR Code - QR Marker
  2. NFC Chip - NFC Marker

Camera Marker


  1. WiFi

Local Marker Length

Marker Entity is quite long (9 characters for latitude and10 characters for longitude) as it needs to give positioning resolution down to about 1 meter.


Local Marker Location

Venue (building,

  1. Entrance
  2. Room (Entrance
  3. Display Screen
  4. Building Room Window

To be continued