The thing in NYC is just a kernel. Ubuntu is a useful concept in this analogy.

“I am what I am because of who we all are.”

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ubuntu

Open source software has no defined “message.” It’s just an amalgam of ideas from everyone who’s willing to contribute. And you’ll note that open source powers most servers, websites, phones, and consumer network hardware.

What happened in software is starting to happen in civilization.