Now, didn’t you just think that ‘Open Source Food’ is a contradiction of terms? How can open source be possibly related to Open Source?
Coca-Cola is the largest selling nonalcoholic beverage in the world. Coca Cola Co. is one of the largest corporations in the United States. It has a net annual revenue of $24 billion and has more than 70,000 employees spread over 200 countries. PepsiCo’s flagship product, Pepsi, is marginally behind in sales figures. However, it has a net annual revenue of over $35 billion due to its wide range of products.
These two companies combined have monopoly over the world drinking cola market. Both of them keep their recipes and formulae as a closely guarded treasure. A group of people sick and tired of this have posted a recipe for making cola on the internet. They say that it tastes as good as any other cola and can be made in one’s kitchen with ease.
The concept of OpenCola started out as a promotional campaign for Open Source, but its popularity soared. As a result, The Toronto-based company OpenCola founded by Grad Conn, Cory Doctorow and John Henson became better known for the drink than the software it was supposed to promote.
Kate Rich and Kayle Brandon, two bar managers in central Bristol, England are devising their own recipe for cola, codenamed "Merchandise 7X".
You can get the recipe for making your own OpenCola at the following link. DO read the disclaimer. We are not saying this for legal purposes, you’ll see!! http://www.colawp.com/colas/400/cola467_recipe.html
You can read the article published in ‘The Guardian’ about Kate Rich and Kayle Brandon at http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,,1832135,00.html
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