OPEN SOURCE PROCUREMENT AND DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT
A PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR ‘OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT’
“Is there any practical solution for Occupy Wall Street movement?”
“Premji, let me tell you a story”, my friend B.S. Shridhar told me over phone.
“I love stories... Particularly, love stories”
“Sure... This is also a love story... A group of monkeys were staying in a small jungle.”
“Monkeys and love story! Are you crazy?”
“Listen... They used to go to the nearest Carrot farm and pull out tender Carrots.... Everyone
used to eat raw... just like that, except a small monkey... As a habit, he used to wash carrot in
the nearest stream, before eating.... Every monkey used to tease him.... But, he continued his
routine without any interception... So focussed he was in his actions... One day another
small monkey joined him... Weeks passed, two more joined... And within the next six
months, every monkey started washing their Carrots before eating...”
“Great love story... Love for change!”
“Can you name that small monkey?”
“Sure! TDM... Twister Distribution Movement”
“There cannot be friendship without equality.” ---- Swami Vivekananda
“TDM: A GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR OPEN SOURCE PROCUREMENT AND DISTRIBUTION”
'Acts that one performs for one's own sake should also aim for the good of other men' ----- Sri Narayana Guru
The Apex Philosophy of TDM
The Apex Philosophy of TDM is taken from the teachings of Sri Nārāyana Guru (1855–
1928), a saint and social reformer of India. He led Reform movement in Kerala, revolted
against casteism and worked on propagating new values of freedom in spirituality and of
social equality, thereby transforming the Kerala society and as such he is adored as a
prophet. Guru is revered for his knowledge, poetic proficiency, openness to the views of
others, non-violent philosophy and his unrelenting resolve to set aright social wrongs.
His philosophy strongly denounced discrimination in the name of caste or religion, and
emphasised focusing on education and private enterprise for the on-going upliftment of the
quality of life.
At the time of its conception, Nārāyana Guru's philosophy was in many respects ahead of its time and focused on a futuristic world order that could be shaped from his philosophical connotations that are underlain with transcendental aesthetics and logic embodied in knowledge and pure reason. Most of the serious scholars of Nārāyana Guru's philosophy have been from generations beyond his lifetime; and this list keeps growing. According to him, the following are the strong pedestals for an ethical society. (www.wikipedia.org)
1. Education 2. Cleanliness 3. Devotion to God 4. Organization 5. Agriculture 6. Trade
7. Handicrafts 8. Technical training.
The aim of TDM is to provide excellent facilities and opportunities on the above mentioned
fields. Guru was the propounder of minimalistic philosophy.
TDM, how does it function?
“Service that is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other
pleasures as possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit
of joy.” M.K.Gandhi
Linux development, as a “best practice” example of productive collaborative culture, could
potentially be adopted in developing TDM. It's the World's largest supply chain! It's the
World's largest open procuring and distribution network! It's the World's largest
idea/knowledge bank! World's largest insurance Co without premium! It does anything
ethical under the Sun! It's the movement of all movements! It's the largest collaboration of
TDM is a global movement for open source procurement and distribution of anything, not
evil! It is a combined phrase meant to bridge ideas from the open source movement with
central ideas from the free software movement, free intellectual movement, free retail
movement and any other movement stands to improve human life and dignity. It is
envisioned as the single largest sales and distribution network, practicing 'Diminishing
Capitalism or ethical capitalism”. Limited intellectual rights that may help to lead a
comfortable life for the elite people, which will be reduced gradually as TDM progresses.
TDM refers to a tendency by individuals to work, collaborate, produce and distribute
anything useful to mankind, protecting ethical values that reflect openness, sharing,
collaboration and transparency. The movement also reflects a tendency and a preference by
individuals to use tools that are available under TDM licenses. Every FSM project can be
funded in future by TDM as it is the backbone of TDM.
Open Source Culture (OSC) usually refers to a condition where cultural artefacts are made
generally available to all citizens. Participants in an open source culture have the right to
use and modify shared artefacts, but are usually required to redistribute these items back
into the community if there are changes or improvements. Open source culture is unique in
the sense that it is recursive; its basic tenet is that the culture itself is based upon the
sharing and promotion of cultural artefacts.
TDM product has its source code (software code)/ ingredients and methods of production/
design made freely available to the general public. They can be licensed under various
licensing structures of TDM and, depending on the specific license, users have various
rights to modify and redistribute the software, in some cases, even for commercial
purposes, even commercial products. TDM stands for quality and humanity!(If there are
ambiguities, please modify my thoughts. Then only it can be perfected. Only your thoughts
can make it fool proof)
LIMIT CHOICES AND FIT INTO THE BEST CHOICE
We are overwhelmed with choice, and most products advertised to us do not match our
lifestyle expectations. Too much choice results in confusion and indecision, the stumbling
blocks for purchases. Additionally, as products become commoditized, the perceived value
must come from the user experience. We can create flexible, personalized online and inhouse
virtual shops/ “cloud storage” of products in homes, under cooperative distribution
team member's ownership, by avoiding construction of huge warehouses! It saves a lot of
HOW CAN WE DEVELOP A TDM PRODUCT?
When we design a TDM product, first priority is 'analysis of the need' and which corporate
we are going to attack! Priority should be given to the place/people/easy availability of raw
materials/ users involved from where it is getting made.
Take an example: Production of Jeans
Jeans Manufacturing technology has radically changed in the past two or three decades.
Customers purchased branded Jeans, limited by narrowly managed fashion trends.
Customers return regularly, anticipating new discoveries as part of the experience from the
certain “Brand”, continuing to inspire by regular reorganization of store layout and rapid
turnover of merchandise. Brands have the opportunity to become destination spots.
If a group of designers can meet in 'Diaspora social network', and create thousands of great
designs which can easily out throw the limited design options by corporates, if cooperative
stitching unit people, cooperative denim manufactures can join hands and manufacture
them as per TDM standards (better than any Branded product), if TDM cooperative/
community distribution networks can distribute them among people with pride as “our
own product” with the lowest possible price and if we ignore the people using branded
products based on 'fool philosophy', then what will be the fate of a Jeans manufacturing
Corporate with billions as turn over? If we can improve the production of cotton, reduce the
overheads of agriculture, transportation, consumption of electricity by continuous
research, and then the price of jeans will still less in the next years. Prices will come down
and practically there can't be any sort of inflation. Is that not “Diminishing capitalism?” We
rip their flesh to fight against them. If we can collect back the used ones after two or three
years, it can be redistributed freely among billions of poor people, will their life also
How come the new generation companies are functioning? Nobody is manufacturing more
than body now-a-days! (just joking... sad, it is true). Why acquisitions happen in car
industry? Why, even after acquisition they keep the same brand name? Just to fool you!
They share the same platform of cars between different models of group companies. They
save millions of dollars through sharing of platforms! They share the same engines, same
technologies, and same manufacturing units! They share everything! Will they reduce
prices accordingly? Unthinkable! They buy the cheap and best reliable products from
anywhere, assemble and give us! Why can't we adopt the same?
We can have thousands of designers, technicians, artists, marketing people through “idea
banks” spread over Diaspora. Why can’t they design a series of best models of cars based on
the best components available in the present market fit into great designs? Why can't they
set up best service stations? Can we kill brands? Just think it over?
The same thing is done by every Branded Personal Computer Manufacturers! Can't we
design a series of best cabinets fitting the best available components from the open market,
distribute and provide best after-sales service at the cheapest rates? Then what will the
future of Branded Computers? If a computer is more powerful than that of any brand and
its price very less than them, then what will you call someone who goes behind these
brands? Fools! This is the concept of fool philosophy, the same they are applying on us from
decades! How many of us want to be dignified as 'Fools' in an open knowledge society? Can
the brands extend relationships with customers as we are capable of? Shall we pay for all
these unwanted exploitations?
Taking the store to the customer..... Store, events, word of mouth advertisement/ecommerce/
M-commerce, social networking, micro-blogging/ festivals.... FSF can control inflation! Is that not 'Diminishing Capitalism'? TDM offers personalized selling and buying! Time is the most important thing in life. Don't waste it for the sake of unwanted choices! Leo Babauta writes: “Money.... This will seem like a stretch, but what is money? It’s a closed source system that says that in exchange for giving me your product or service, I will give you a voucher that you can use elsewhere to get products or services (or however you want to use your voucher). An open-source alternative could be created, and as long as people trust the system, there’s no reason it has to be controlled by governments and couldn’t be used worldwide.”
Dear Leo, your dream can easily be realized through TDM. Let's use virtual credits instead
of currency! Which may lead to Global currency?
TDM can fund for every projects of FSM. We can strengthen Scroogle.org, GIMP, Wikipedia
and other Wiki projects. We can start developing open- source alternatives to every
products and services of every corporate. We can popularise open-source email and search
to the wiki alternatives of online dictionaries, Internet Directories, and so on. Be happy Leo!
SO WHAT IS TDM, EXACTLY?
Let's consider a product with MRP $100. Let the production cost be around $40, his profit
$20, advertisement and commissions $40. If TDM is the single largest sales and distribution
network across the world led by Open Knowledge Society, it can distribute the same with a
price tag around $17! Ultimately, who will get benefitted? Mankind!
And if the collective intelligence of TDM can create the same with $35 as production cost,
then what will happen to the corporate who is producing the same earlier?
If TDM can introduce different product with same concept, will inflations reduce?
If TDM utilizes the ethical profit for the betterment of mankind, what will happen to the
corporates and stock exchanges controlled by them?
TDM is ultimately a 'Knowledge Movement' towards a war-free, discrimination free world!
Give your suggestions to decide the following...
1. Structure of TDM international operation
2. TDM National operations
3. TDM State operations
4. Ethical profit share of TDM
5. Different areas where TDM profit has to be shared
6. Expansion of Diaspora, social networking site
7. The commission to distributor cooperatives
8. Creation of Cooperatives
9. Maximum investment/ individual
10. Converting purchasing power of an individual to insurance.
11. Interoperability of technical groups
12. Beyond all, what all measures we can take to avoid accumulation of large amounts of
money among individuals.
And a million more things! I am just a simple man with limited intelligence. Come; fill the
pages with your thoughts... Let's mind-storm them for a bright NEW WORLD!
SHARE YOUR DREAMS... TDM CARES YOU!
The next year’s total retail forecast in India is $410 Billion! Out of this $250 will be eaten
away by corporates and their unholy media! That is the flesh of TDM!
TDM AND FSM
“There is no solution for civilization or even the human race, other than the creation of world
government.” --- Albert Einstein
Story of a Branded Jeans!
“What shall I bring for you from America?”, my co-brother Prajesh called from US last year.
“Get me a pair of Jeans by .................”
When I put my left leg inside it, I was shocked to see the label: 'Made in Pakistan'. One of the
oldest Jeans manufacturing companies did this cheap trick. I felt really bad and started
learning more about Jeans manufacturing. Later, I came to know the following statistics:
The basic jeans that they sell in US, is priced between minimum of $20 and $40, when the
production cost is just around $7.5! The most of Jeans manufacturing companies offshore
their designs to countries like Lesotho, Haity, Nicaragua, Pakistan and China and get it made
I have a simple question: will they give at least one pair of their branded Jeans for $10 to
No, they will not!
Why should we pay for these brands? Why should we pay for their fewer models, when we
are capable of creating millions of designs? The first step towards financial freedom is
demolition of every corporate brand! It is very simple: consider those who run behind
brands as rotten fools! Ignore them!
If we have a cluster of designers, small scale co-operative industries run by our own
brothers and sisters and a single international distribution network, everything backed by
free software movement through internet, every corporate will be wiped out from Earth.
They will be forced to work for us like our own slaves, later!
Consider any commodity of any world leader, they simply loot us by pumping inferiority
complex and fear into our minds. TDM is designed to wipe out every technique developed
by them. To kill the corporate greed, we have to become the largest corporate ever,
practicing “Diminishing (ethical) capitalism”. As far as money is there in existence, the
world remains capitalistic! This thought process forced me to develop the concept of TDM.
We are going to take the world like a twister!
What is TDM?
The primary hindrance toward a 'better world' is the uneven distribution of money. The
rich become richer and the poor become poorer. Disparity is widening day by day. TDM is
envisioned to make a political and ethical choice asserting the right to produce, share and
care others by 'production and distribution with ethics'. To be very frank, it is a resistance
movement against all sorts of exploitations caused by Globalization. Ultimately TDM
becomes free human movement starting from free retail movement. And eventually TDM is
the practical journey toward the formation of a World Government. But TDM outgrows
world government too in the later stages! Come let's all become world citizens, realizing the
dreams of Garry Davis and Nataraja Guru. TDM is the mother of every movement!
Why is TDM so important to society?
It lays the foundation of a perfect society, where we share our knowledge in a way that
everyone will be benefitted. The corporations behind large production and distribution
networks exploit the agriculturists, other commodity producers as well as the customers to
satiate their greed, which ultimately result in social imbalance. A large distribution network
is their deadly weapon, something similar to that of proprietary software!
How can TDM function?
What if there were a worldwide group of talented ethical human beings voluntarily
committed to agriculture, arts, education, manufacturing, finance and software
programming and any technology to create and distribute commodities to enhance the
quality life of mankind and ecology based on sharing and caring philosophy? What if
anyone could be a part of and benefit from this community even without knowing anything
about life? What if the buyer and seller are equally benefitted by getting away from
Why is Free Software Movement the backbone of TDM?
Free Software Movement is a prominent movement which floored the concepts of
proprietary software. TDM has to be backed up with free software movement as it involves
a lot of parameters and cash flow. Security is the most important concern and beyond all
these, a lot of selfless FSM activists can lead this movement too. If FSM and TDM join hands
together, every product of FSM will be of wider reach. And beyond all, the present and
future business will be mainly based on e-commerce; there FSM will remain as the
backbone of TDM. And ultimately, it will become FHM – free human movement! Again FSM
developers can delete this link from their websites: “Please donate”
TDM - Free Human Movement?
If such a movement exists, will there be any need for movements like 'Occupy Wall Street?'
So, we have to redefine the production and distribution systems of the world based on
Human dignity and freedom. And if TDM and Free Software movement can move under a
single umbrella, I am sure, it will redefine the world. TDM is more than just a brand name
under which any individual is free to create and market his product, provided his profit
margin and quality of product must be reasonable to the guidelines of TDM.
The plan behind TDM
When property-owning individuals compete in offers of exchange, they form a market,
where buyers and sellers meet in person and go from one to another haggling for the best
deal. If the buyers and sellers meet, it's fine! But, when the buyers buy things giving barest
minimum to the producers and resell it with heavy margins, it affects the human life very
badly! Here, we need an intelligent and benevolent central planner who would aim at,
increased production, correspondence between what is produced and what people really
want in order of urgency, and equitable distribution based on ethics. TDM can act in this
role, the central planner as a buffer, the single largest product supply chain of the people, by
the people for the people. To complete with corporates, you should become the largest
corporate practising “diminishing capitalism” (ethical)
Open Society or Knowledge Society or Open Idea Commons
We better call open society as 'Dead Society'. The word itself is self-explanatory! Only the
dead are free from personal ambitions and greed! 'Dead society' is a worldwide group of
talented ethical human beings voluntarily committed to agriculture, arts, education,
finance, software programming and technology to create and distribute commodities to
enhance the quality of human-life and ecology based on sharing and caring philosophy. It is
possible to centralise all the necessary intelligence about needs and resources. Individuals
know their own needs and resources, and self-interest is generally a stronger motive than
The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the
Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized.
Creative Commons are there, but, is that enough?
The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission,
granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or
just a regular user. TDM provides a solution for this and of course it is the firm basement of
TDM. We need Open Idea Commons, irrespective of any field of expertise... anything under
the Sun! Open source social networking site Diaspora can do this function very well. It can
provide interoperability between different groups of expertise like: agriculture, medicine
and mechanical engineering. If one new idea appears on the dashboard, anyone is free to
work on it to bring it out as a weapon against a corporate product. Every individual in this
world will become a knowledge worker!
The word Security has lot to do in TDM. It assures security to the producer as well as the
end user as acting as a buffer space between them. Let's consider an agriculturist. The
corporate mafia loots his produce at throw away prices which in turn leads to suicide of
agriculturists. Here is the space for TDM. None is going to exploit you anymore!
Like in FSM, TDM also have General Public Licence for the products we distribute. The
production process will up to the specific standards by TDM. The design and ingredients of
every product is open to society so that the knowledge society can make it perfect as in the
case of free software. TDM is synonymous to quality, quantity and ethics!
TDM makes every product affordable as it acts as a buffer space between producer and the
end user. Naturally it will cut the expenses for all sorts of advertisements and again the
greed of the series of middlemen. Why should we pay for the expenses for advertisements
from our pockets? Quality speaks a lot and advertisement by word of mouth is of minimum
expense. TDM is a practical solution for this, which can relive mankind from tensions!
TDM is a very transparent movement as we have no hidden agenda. Our only agenda is “a
change from bitter life better life”. TDM is a never-ending process dealing with money to
prevent inflation. Every paisa you earn should be accountable! Legal! When the producer of
one product becomes the beneficiary of another 100 products, naturally he also has a
chance to bring down his product-price! Inflation can be bridled! Again, not even a single
producer is allowed to get favours from TDM!
The role of interoperability is to provide effective and efficient exchange of idea and
technology from open society intellectuals, of different field of expertise. Eg: medicine,
chemical engineering, biotechnology and agriculture, all are related. One question, one
million answers, mind-storming for the best answer, covert that into the best product and
the cheapest! Tele communications, e-governance, Software development, Medical/
medicine industry/ public safety/ development of generic medicines to fight against AIDS
and other epidemics, public safety/ social security/ unemployment and terrorism,
everything are interrelated Interoperability is achieved through five interrelated ways:
1. Product testing - Products produced to a common standard 2. Product engineering -
Implementing the common standard 3.Industry/community partnership for production. 4.
Common technology - The common technology can come through 3rd party libraries or
open source developments. When we supply the best solution, corporates can act as
Production by the masses is the need of the hour, not mass production. This is the concept
of Gandhiji towards industrialization. When masses are in hunger, what is the point of
bringing up another harsh industrial revolution as corporates are doing today? Everyone
should get his share of dignity and financial freedom.
When mightiest weapons of TDM are non-violence, passive resistance and non-cooperation,
how can the corporates stand against us? Non-co-operation is the most deadly
weapon against corporatism! If you don't buy, how can they survive? Single handed, Gandhi
is capable of plundering globalization.
Dr.Kalam's insights for a better World
A world where the rural and urban divide has reduced to a thin line.
A world where there is an equitable distribution and adequate access to energy and quality
A world where agriculture, industry and service sector work together in symphony.
A world where education with value system is not denied to any meritorious candidates
because of societal or economic discrimination.
A world which is the best destination for the most talented scholars, scientists, and
A world where the best of health care is available to all.
A world where the governance is responsive, transparent and corruption free.
A world where poverty has been totally eradicated, illiteracy removed and crimes against
women and children are absent and none in the society feels alienated.
A world that is prosperous, healthy, secure, devoid of terrorism, peaceful and happy and
continues with a sustainable growth path
Every individual should be self-reliant in a model world. Education and health care
provides employment and value addition, social security, it can make people aware of
health and nutritional security, logical thinking leading to innovations. Information and
communication technologies can create massive job opportunities. Infrastructure including
electric power can create job opportunities. Critical technologies can give economic
security and Technology. Agriculture for food security and food processing can create
massive employment opportunities!
And I am sure, Dr.Kalam dreams for a World Government too! Since, nobody has to find
funds for Arms and Bombs! All the above can be achieved through TDM!
As TDM progresses, Corporates and Crony Capitalism has no role in society. As the number
of knowledge workers increase, the nexus between Rulers and Corporates will disappear.
Again, the knowledge society will take control of politics. When distribution of products
and dignity of life improves, inflation will reduce drastically. The profit margin of TDM will
also reduce as it progresses. Can we imagine a day when money has no role in our lives?
Sure, for that is in the near future!
“Everything has either a price or a dignity. Whatever has a price can be replaced by
something else as its equivalent; on the other hand, whatever is above all price, and
therefore admits of no equivalent, has a dignity. But that which constitutes the condition
under which alone something can be an end in itself does not have mere relative worth, i.e.,
price, but an intrinsic worth, i.e., a dignity”
--- Immanuel Kant
IMPACTS OF TDM ON SOCIETY
Every moment is a learning moment and every place is a study centre”
Role of TDM in Education & Technical training
Information and Education.
'Now consider this: the open-source concept doesn’t have to just apply to software. It can
apply to anything in life, any area where information is currently in the hands of few
instead of many, any area where a few people control the production and distribution and
improvement of a product or service or entity. Now, the following examples are going to
sound idealistic, and they are, but they are possibilities that could turn into probabilities in
the next few years, or the next 10-20 years. Only time will prove, but it’s worth thinking
Schools. Currently, knowledge and the teaching of that knowledge is in the hands of a few,
from elementary to high schools to higher education. But, why do we need to go through
the public or private school system, and why does Harvard and Stanford and MIT control
the education of our professionals and academics? Home-schooling, for example, is a
growing movement that allows parents to regain control of their child’s education, to move
away from an authoritarian setting of mind control and towards one of learning, of
questioning, of critical thinking — and that’s really what education should be. Please
understand that I’m not blaming the teachers — they are good people with good intentions,
but they are bound by the school system, which is really controlled by our government.
The open-source concept can be applied to higher education: imagine an online school for
programmers or accountants or businesspeople, where the real professionals decide the
curriculum and teach the classes and give out the certificates. If this alternative grows in
acceptance (and this will take a long time to happen), there is no reason why a Harvard
business degree would be better than an open-source one, which would also be much less
expensive'--- writes Leo Babauta, one of the most popular bloggers in the world.
When TDM creates maximum job opportunities as the key principle is 'Reverse
Industrialism', everyone can be assured of jobs, without any government certification for
true knowledge need any sort of certification. It has to be proven through applications! Leo,
your dream can be easily realized! We will have to step into publishing also because the
modern governments are specializing in creating brigades of fools by providing them
under-quality education! They don't need people with 'Higher order thinking skills'. They
need 'More of the same thoughts'. We have to implement quality education for everyone in
need of knowledge. May be we can provide open source knowledge certification through
proven testing methods. This allows an individual to get a higher ranking degree at an early
age! Imagine getting M.Sc. degree at the age of 13, education is freedom and felicity then!
As in your own words Leo, 'Everyone can create their own dream job. You don't have to wait
for someone to hand it to you! No need to give up and consign yourself to a fate of misery
and (worse) dullness.' TDM provides you the freedom and opportunity to create and enjoy
your own job! Isn't that sounds better? Regenerative Students Teaching:- Great students
can teach students from nearby villages or they can help to improve students with poor IQ.
Education also becomes sharing and caring!
Human mind is capable of getting him/her well versed with 50 languages and a minimum
of 20 PhDs! But, excess use of mechanization drastically reduces the memory capacity of
man. Husbands don't remember the mobile number of their wives and vice-versa. This is
alarming. TDM makes you to explore the unexplored capacities of your mind where infinite
intelligence is stored. A focussed mind is stronger than an atom bomb! One who can control
his mind, is the most peaceful man!
Localisation and creation Job opportunities.
Now, just go through the thoughts of Leo Babauta: 'The greatest change happens because of
people that are deeply passionate, and have a great love for the work they do. If you want to
make a difference in the world, the single most important thing you can do is consciously
and deliberately choose to do work that you are passionate about. No other choice can have
a greater impact on the planet, or your life. If you’re doing work that’s boring, you probably
won’t make much of an impact. You might provide people with some amount of value.
Enough to pay your rent, enough to get by. But you won’t be inciting change. And you
certainly won’t be inspiring others.
If you’re doing boring work, chances are you do just enough to not get fired. But if you do
work that excites you, keeps you up at night, and fulfil you… you’ll do more. You’ll give
yourself to it completely. You’ll put in extra time, more energy, more passion. Because it’s
worth it. It’s satisfying. At the end of the day you’ll think: “My time was well spent today.” So
the real question isn’t whether or not to do boring or passionate work. The question is how
to get started. Five things you can do to move toward getting paid to do what you love: 1.
Find your passion. This is all about your great love, and what makes you come alive. To get
started here, ask: “What am I insanely interested in?” “What could I talk about for hours?”
and “What would I do for free?”
Find your strengths. Create your own dream job. Don’t wait for someone to hand it to you.
Don’t hope that you’ll win the lottery. Don’t give up and consign yourself to a fate of misery
and (worse) dullness.
Create your job! It might sound far-fetched for some of you (while others have already done
it) but it’s very possible. Not easy, mind you: it takes hard work and smarts and passion and
a crap-ton of learning and a willingness to take risks and make mistakes. If that sounds like
you, read on. If not, stop reading.
This is what TDM offers. Every member of TDM can be a producer as well as distributor.
Suppliers can hand over their products to TDM and they can have their ethical profit. TDM
distributors can support themselves by the incentives through distribution of products.
Every home will be a part of the “cloud of global warehouses” of TDM!
You’re free to roam and work anywhere with WiFi. It makes your life more free and flexible.
No chances for depressions! TDM offers complete control of the design of your workspace,
with lesser distractions, flexible time, more focus on results, not presence, more time with
family, free from expensive clothing to maintain social status every day, flexi-timing, less
commute which lessens pollution, lot of time you have, free from small cubicles, tension
free mind and active life!
Everyone is a student.... teacher! Knowledge society!
Role of TDM in Cleanliness & Agriculture
Agriculture has to free from the clutches of agri-business by Corporates. Let's bring back
the 'agri-culture' of our forefathers, based on sharing and caring. Let's start with a common
aim that everyone should know at least in detail about agriculture. No farmer in the world
should commit suicide. Agriculture can be done independently or group farming with
enough mechanization (group owned). We have to adopt maximum utilization theory,
minimize expenses to maximize profit without hurting the soil! We have to popularize pond
based agriculture. For effective agriculture, groups of agriculture geeks should evolve.
To be very frank, if mankind wants to promote agriculture without pesticides, they should
stick on to traditional seeds used for centuries; most of them are immune to pests! Wild
varieties of seeds are highly immune to pests and diseases. Here, we should find out
alternate methods to find out full potential and capabilities of a plant. (Thanks to my wife's
insights!) Best example is SRI method of paddy cultivation. It is framers who played a key
role in designing and developing SRI method of cultivation practices. Every farmer has to be
a scientist and experimenter. A farmer should not follow blindly what is suggested by
others. Agricultural Geeks should cooperate with experienced farmers to develop new
techniques to cultivate without chemical fertilizers and pesticides and introduce biopesticides.
Here Agriculture Geeks can interoperate with Medical Geeks, FSM Geeks,
Livestock Geeks and everyone! Of course Twister Distribution is a chain reaction,
everything is interoperable.
Agriculture Geeks can concentrate on wide planting with less seeds, transplanting young
seedlings with less water, developing techniques turning back the weeds into the soil, use of
organic manure, soil testing, levelling of fertile soils, natural manure manufacture, weed
management, seed banks, water management, water harvesting, harvesting, invention of
cheaper agro machinery, survey of crop requirement, storage of harvest and converting
them into value added products with the help Food Geeks! This movement can put an end
to fast and junk food culture created by the corporates, which is a great threat to mankind
in the form of cancer and cause infertility among young generation. We can put an end to
the profitable infertility business by corporate hospital chains! Fertile land is not for the
cultivation of corn for bio-fuels! When TDM strengthens, the need for travel will be
drastically reduced and automatically they have say Good Bye to this silly practice!
Hundreds of thousands of hectares of fertile land are getting sterile in every 10 years. TDM
can save them by innovative methods. Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam's vision on Agriculture and food
processing for India is like this: 'We are in the mission of generating 400 million tonnes of
food grains with reduced land, with reduced water and with reduced workforce from the
present 200 million tonnes. New technology needed in agriculture area from seeds to
cultivation to grain, food process and marketing. This entire chain will enable employment
particularly in rural areas in a big way.' TDM can easily achieve this goal! Water absorbing
plants like Cassue Nut and Eucalyptus can help water- management.
Agriculturists and Veterinary geeks can do a lot for the growth of livestock. Here we have to
remember the unethical practices by Corporates which resulted in Mad- Cow disease! An
animal is also like a tree; its life should not be corrupted.
World has to embark on water harvesting and desalination of sea water as international
missions. Cleaning, creating and strengthening the inland waterways programme and
convert into smart waterways will reduce expenses for transportation. TDM can introduce
new agricultural methods utilizing less amount of water. We will give maximum importance
to pond based agriculture. Not even a single water source will be allowed to get
contaminated either by individuals or by factories.
Compassionate and peaceful co-existence of humanity (Devotion to God) & Handicrafts
The main concept behind TDM is minimalism. The secret behind a happy life is simplicity.
Here we can propagate the concept of 'Do it yourself'. Doing things on your own is felicity!
We advocate simple living, meaningful living!
Gandhi was the propounder of Khadi (Handloom Cotton) and it was the national dress used
by the Congressmen. Unfortunately, everybody now uses Mill-Khadar and the Handloom
cotton industry is suffering to pick up again. If the national leaders start wearing handloom
Khadar, the local weavers can live happily! Will they do that?
Collective living can reduce lot of overheads, like providing social security, better
interaction between individuals, better grooming up of younger generations. It can
drastically reduce the cost of building construction as a minimalist can find happiness in
any situation! He/ she will always be happy! We have to find out alternate building
techniques! When you leave this earth, nothing should remain as a burden to Earth! TDM
can support in this way the homeless people.
Infrastructure development is a crucial area for development of any nation. Hundreds of
millions of homes have to be constructed; infrastructure development in metropolitan and
tier-2 cities needs to be enhanced. Rural areas need to be covered with all-weather roads.
We have to develop more railway signalling systems to increase the traffic volume in
existing railway lines. TDM will emphasize on agro processing, development of Rural
Craftsmanship, dairy, fishing, silk production, so that the non-farm revenue for the rural
sector is enhanced, based on the core competence of the region. Also the rural economy will
be driven by renewable energy such as solar, wind, bio-fuel and conversion of municipal
waste into power. We can give more emphasise to rural development.
A cooperative (also co-operative or co-op) is a business organization owned and operated
by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. A cooperative is defined by the
International Cooperative Alliance's Statement on the Cooperative Identity as "an
autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic,
social, and cultural needs and aspirations through jointly owned and democratically
controlled enterprise". A cooperative may also be defined as a business owned and
controlled equally by the people who use its services or by the people who work there.
Various aspects regarding cooperative enterprise are the focus of study in the field of
cooperative economics. TDM needs production units and distribution units in cooperative
sector. Cooperative should stand for sharing and caring! They are the key-partners of TDM.
Fossil fuel reserves will be emptied by 2030 and the world has to achieve energy
independence. As global population increases in alarming rate, power requirement will also
increase drastically. When TDM can effectively control population, automatically it can
control excess usage of electricity too. TDM can introduce wonderful innovations in solar
energy and wind energy for generating over one million MW by 2030 through these two
renewable energy sources.
Civil rights Movement
When the knowledge society has the reins with them, every human right will be protected.
Ultimately our society will become more and more civilized and tolerant! So, TDM becomes
Civil Rights Movement, Global Justice Movement and Human Rights Movement.
The nature conservation is a political, environmental and a social movement that seeks to
protect natural resources including animal, fungus and plant species as well as their habitat
for the future. This is the very objective of Twister Distribution. We can keep the purity of
every breed, which is almost free from disease! So, TDS becomes counter conservation
The global ecology movement is based upon environmental protection, and is one of several
new social movements that emerged at the end of the 1960s. As TDM is a values-driven
social movement, it stands for ecology.
The environmental movement, a term that includes the conservation and green politics, is a
diverse scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues. Since
TDM is centred on ecology, health and human rights, it is an environmental movement.
Fair Trade Movement
Fair-trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair
terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world developed world. We
advocate the eradication of injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally
discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. TDM enables them to improve their
position and have more control over their lives.
Counter Terrorism Movement
Recent history reveals that most counter-terrorism strategy is ineffectual - conflicts drag on
for years or decades without solutions and countries incur enormous costs in lives, money
and lost opportunity. Clearly, it's time for a new approach. TDM provides better socializing
between individuals as it can reduce unemployment. Terrorism reduces drastically in a
dynamic society! So, TDS becomes counter terrorism movement.
When TDM picks up, it will result in the fast evolving of a knowledge society, who will
become highly influential in the democracy of any country. When exploitation is of less
importance, naturally the tendency for War diminishes. When nobody is need of more
arms, arms industry will dissolve! Naturally, Anti-nuclear movement also will be
strengthened. TDM is a way of live which enables every individual the capability on
microgeneration of heat and energy. So, TDM becomes anti-war movement. Naturally it is FOOD NOT BOMB movement.
One of the primary aims of TDM is Women Empowerment. Naturally they can control
commodities, which are having crucial impacts in their lives, like drugs, alcohol, cigarettes
etc. TDM can kill them gradually. And thus it becomes a Reform Movement!
Renewable Energy Movement
We are destined to reduce unethical use of power by producing equipments with minimum
power consumption. We should develop techniques to convert every form of waste to
power generating materials. Plastic waste can be converted into diesel. Food waste can be
converted into gas and manure. Thus TDM satisfies the needs for easy sanitation.
Treatment, Action Campaign HIV/AIDS/ Epidemics
TDM can provide free AIDS drugs to rural residents and city-dwellers from its ethical profit.
Other measures include: Free voluntary counselling and testing, Free drugs to HIV-infected
pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child transmission, and HIV testing of new-born
babies, Free schooling for AIDS orphans, Care and economic assistance to the households of
people living with HIV/AIDS, Prevention by self-imposed exile camps, Antiretroviral
treatment for people with HIV/AIDS
Unemployed People's Movement
TDM provides opportunities for unemployed youths to form cooperatives to produce
various products. Employment offers social security!
Women Empowerment Movement
It gives her freedom to conceive or not. She can decide the number of children too!
Population is not a threat actually if effective reorganizing of population is done. Countries
like Canada are six times larger than India and having a population of that of 3% of India.
There they can do wonders for mankind as great agriculturists! Women can easily convert
TDM as a Microfinance Movement for them.
TDM advocates spirituality beyond religions. “Question... Question everything...', Hinduism
says. That's what TDM is also doing. A Hindu Movement!
“Sacrifice...” Jesus says. Eternal happiness is the result of supreme sacrifice. Sacrifice
something for the common good... Everything for the common good! TDM does the same
and it's a Christian movement!
“Desire is the root cause of evil”, Sri Buddha teaches. TDM limits the threats of consumerism
by offering the best choice with cheapest rate! It limits the choices by providing the best. So
it is a Buddhist Movement!
Truth, Equality, Fraternity, Tolerance and Peace... these five words are the pillars of Islam.
These are the pillars of TDM too and so it's an Islamic movement!
Donate for the common good: The simplest way to get rid of money accumulated in some
individuals... Of course Corporates also can follow them! Sacrifice for dignity!
“The Kingdom of Heaven is within us. God is within us. He is the Soul of our souls. See Him
in your own soul. That is practical religion. That is freedom... True religion is not talk, or
doctrines, or theories, nor is it sectarianism. It is the relation between soul and God.
Religion does not consist in erecting temples, or building churches, or attending public
worship. It is not to be found in books, or in words, or in lectures, or in organizations.
Religion consists in realization. We must realize God, feel God, see God, talk to God. That is
religion.” ----- Swami Vivekananda
TDM is a perfect materialistic distribution process along with happiness! There can’t be
friendship without equality!
Role of TDM in Organization& Trade
We can strengthen Democracy as we are crusaders against corruption. TDM is an anticorruption
movement to the core! Ultimately, we will become the deciding factor, whom
will rule! We decide policies, not silly politicians. We remain shadow power! We remain as
the inner-conscience of democracy. None can hide anything from us! And the knowledge
society keeps on growing every-day!
When the society becomes more organized with knowledge, rate of corruption will
drastically reduce. 'If you don't interfere in politics, politics will interfere in your life', Lenin
said long back. When the open society propagates anti-corruption movement, it has to
subside. TDM will remain as the inner-conscience of society.
When the intellect of the collective overtakes the limited source of Corporates, it will be
impossible for them to compete with TDM. It is impossible for them to compete with the
word of mouth publicity of TDM! Intelligence pays everywhere! Inflation will reduce
drastically every year!
Naturally, every deal of TDM is accountable and since it is transparent. TDM is the shortest
path towards an 'accountable society'. Gradually we can reduce the impacts of Black Money
in the society. As the movement progresses, the rates of tax will have to come down
“I don't care for my readers! I care only for my advertisers!” This is the mentality of
corporate media! When TDM picks up, media bias will reduce drastically. The reason is very
simple. Our marketing strategy is word of mouth publicity with ultimate integrity 'The
cheapest and the best'. So whatever we deal, will be free of advertisements and our
competitors will easily understand that it is of no use to create new advertisements. Media
will then heavily suffer economically. Then corporate media will be forced either get closed
or coming down to main stream of open knowledge society! Beyond all, media can never
fool knowledge workers. We won't fall for their gimmicks. FSM operated free media will
support us in every movement. Every knowledge worker is a citizen journalist. Media with
minimal intellect cannot cater the needs of people with higher order thinking skills!
Let me tell you a very personal experience. My wife, a Doctorate holder in Botany and an
expert in bio-technology wrote and gave a detailed article about food adulteration in India.
She analysed almost each and every product. They threw it straight to the dustbin! Why? If
they published that, they might have lost so many advertisements of those who might have
affected by her article! TDM is an anti-adulteration movement! None should die by cancer!
Public Sector Companies
TDM can influence public sector organizations too. If they dont function properly, they
won't be able to compete with products of common man and cooperatives! They can even
make use of the expertise of TDM brain bank to improve their operations and products.
KSRTC, is the largest public sector transport system in Kerala runs with a loss of $8
million/month. Problems like this is due to mismanagement and improper routing and
scheduling can be easily resolved with the help of TDM! Every penny is accountable! Every
drop of Diesel is valid!
TDM concentrate on the distribution of 'the best at the cheapest price' products in every
segment. When you supply the best, trying for other cheap quality and costly product is
absolute foolishness. (We still die for cheapest and the best!) Corporates spread the cloud
of fear either directly or as by creating inferiority complex among consumers. Let's degrade
those who run behind Corporations as idiots! Nobody likes to be known as an idiot in a
knowledge society! So, TDS becomes anti-consumerist movement. We can simply burn the
brand image to ashes! When nobody cares for brand images, what is the point in spending
excess amount for them! Can the intelligence of limited people from their workforce beat
the intelligence of the collective? A brand addict will become branded as a holy fool!
Anti-Corporate Crimes Movement
When the knowledge society grows fast, corporate crimes reduce. So, TDS becomes
movement against corporate crimes! Corporates will sink on its own!
When current financial set up of Crony capitalism can be challenged to the roots by the
spreading up of TDM, when the knowledge society become key players in democracy, the
unholy relationship between the government and Corporates will have reach full stop! We
can use the same weapons of globalization to resist its ill-effects. We can fight the best with
their own weapons against them! So, TDS becomes anti-globalization movement.
Public Safety/ Social security/ Unemployment/ Terrorism
When TDM flourishes, the interaction between the individuals in every community grows
very fast. So the society will become more and more dynamic. People will be more vigilant
in a dynamic society, which in turn improves social security. In such a society, there will be
more and more employment opportunities that can keep youth away from criminal
activities and terrorism, children will not abused as TDM builds up intrinsic personal
Anti-Pharmaceutical Exploitation Movement
Quality of modern life depends on the quality of medicines! Paracetamol is a widely used
pain and fever reliever in India and this simple medicine is available in more than 50 trade
names with exorbitant prices! There is no standardization in prices as well as chemical
content! TDM can produce and distribute these medicines with maximum quality and
minimum price. For us, the end user is enough to give word of mouth publicity, which will
put an end to the greed of doctors who prescribe under-quality medicines to patients! We
can develop generic medicines to fight against AIDS and all other epidemics with the help of
Medical Geeks. We can make the people aware of every medicine sold in any nation just by
word of mouth, for that faith is free of cost! We can demand our doctors to prescribe
suitable medicines produced by us. We empower every patient to know about his rights
with an ultimate aim: medicine-free life! We can put an end to the unethical practices of
doctors! Every medical Geek can easily convert 500 greedy doctors to collaborate with open
Hundreds of patents in pharmaceutical industry are getting expired every year and they
become generic medicines. Naturally we can produce those quality medicines with at most
quality care and the cheapest available so that even the parent company can't even compete
with TDM! One thing that you should remember is 'the medicines distributed in India are
either export surplus or mostly export reject! Sad, there are no restrictions! With this profit
margin itself, we can invent new medicines to compete with them! The word 'depression'
will vanish from the world as everyone can enjoy active social life!
“The destructive Seven Blunders of the World that cause violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Religion without sacrifice, Politics without principle.” M.K.Gandhi
Dalit Human Rights Movement (DHRM) is a prominent movement in Kerala, with deep
roots among people from poor financial backgrounds. They stand for agriculture. 'Even the
IT personnel eat, rice which we cultivate. But, they are getting paid more. Agriculturists are
committing suicide as their products are not getting good price. An agriculturist should also
get equal reverence as any professional'. Their argument is absolutely correct. But, till now,
they are not able to find a practical solution for their problems. If they can create a
nationwide workers-bank, if they can take the abundant uncultivated land on lease, if they
can cultivate crops and convert them to value added products and distribute directly in the
society, I bet within 10 years every member can become financially stable and highly
revered by every individual in the society! TDM can sure solve these problems. Thus TDM
becomes landless people's movement too!
Commercial advertisers often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or
services through “branding”, which involves the repetition of an image or product name in
an effort to associate certain qualities with the brand in the minds of consumers. Noncommercial
advertisers who spend money to advertise items other than a consumer product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies. Advertisement is bi-product of industrial revolution. But, TDM is “reverse industrialization”! Our mode of advertisement is the most powerful of all “word of mouth”. When TDM flourished, the word advertisement will vanish from daily life! So TDM belongs to Adbuster's Movement!
Open Access and Open Publishing
Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted access via the internet to articles published in
scholarly journals, and also increasingly to book chapters or monographs. Open content is
similar to OA, but usually includes the right to modify the work, whereas in scholarly
publishing it is usual to keep an article's content intact and to associate it with a fixed
author or fixed group of authors. Is that enough?
Publishing industry is a horrible place now, they are not protecting the interests of readers
and writers! They simply promote cooked literature which is a threat to modern society! A
100 page literary book printed in India, costs just below Rs.20/- They sell it with a
minimum price of Rs.75/- The writer may get (?) Rs.11/- as his royalty! For buying a
wonderful book why should we pay all these huge margins? TDM can do wonders here.
Barriers or Nations will diminish... Every man will become a Global Citizen... No wars.... Just
a world government will be remain!
Will one day, money vanish from our lives?
Commodity/ Cloths Donation Movement CCDM.
“Poverty is not a sin” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“God does not create poverty, we do, we don’t share” --- Mother Theresa
CCDM's mission is to collect and distribute the much needed item, new and used clothes,
within the community. We are sure that TDM will convert CCDM to an international service
organization. Simple life is meaningful life. In India, the daily income of the 75% of
population is below Rs.30/-. Here is the room for CCDM.
CCDM can provide FREE clothing to those in need. Charity should start from the heart. The
most lovely hearts belong to children. The future of any nation depends on them. They
should learn the virtue of charity from the very starting point of education.
Students, with your help we want to collect as many clothes, new or used but in good
condition, to distribute to some of the most needy in India and abroad. Life is just sharing
and caring, the wise people say. Let’s learn the joy of sharing right from the school.
Our clothing appeal is very simple scheme for anyone to participate in. We all have clothes
lying around we don’t wear, either they don’t fit right, sit right, look right or whatever! Most
people impulse buy- decide they don’t like it and it sits gathering dust or simply thrown
away. Please hand them over to us. May be they are of no value to you, but it will be a
treasure to someone in need. Again, by donating used clothes, you can discourage the cloth
mafia selling second hand clothes by cheating in broad sunlight!
Please donate clothes of all types for Babies and children's, and Adults clothes… Exclusions:
Please no underwear, socks etc. Every cloth you donate is a lovely present from you to an
unknown brother or sister. So all clothing must be washed and clean, neatly packed prior to
Every human on earth has the basic right for clothes, food and shelter. We concentrate on
clothes at present. Your donations will reach a) Children and Adults from the BPL. (b)
Children staying in several orphanages in India and abroad. c) People suffering from
natural calamities and other disasters. Distribution of the items is an important part of the
project. For that, we have to make so many Cloth banks across worldwide. This is a dream… Just a dream… CCDM supported by TDM can realize it! Only TDM can Cloth the entire World!
A simple way to achieve this is by redistributing “used products of TDM” donated by
members who can go for new alternatives within two or three years of use. We have to do
this to provide support for the suffering billions across the world! When we introduce a
cheap and best TV for you --- that can work as a computer, scanner, fax machine, telephone,
integrated with security system with maximum reliability, please donate the existing one in
When we are ready to distribute thousands of designs of apparels, please donate some of
your old clothes at least. I am forced to say this with at most pain, because Retail corporates
in India buy old clothes to attract customers, a system unthinkable for ancestors! How
bitter are their practices!
Common man's products are more valuable than that of corporates. The downtrodden can
do any diverse business for a living. He should also be a part of knowledge society. We are
missing the local tastes of food, having history more than hundreds of years due to the
attack of 'Curry powder factories!'. We have to get back everything! Every piece of
FILL YOUR THOUGHTS TO MAKE THE CONCEPT OF TDM PERFECT, SINCE IT IS AN OPEN SOURCE PROCUREMENT AND DISTRIBUTION MOVEMENT FOR EVERYONE!
YOUR WEALTH IS YOURS!
EVERYTHING IS YOURS...
TDM IS YOURS... AND YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE... THAT IS TDM!
Dr. A.P.J ABDUL KALAM
WWW.PREMJI.IN FROM TOMORROW!
TDM IS NOT A SOCIALIST MOVEMENT. IT'S A HUMANIST MOVEMENT. NO SWORDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD! COMPLETE THE PHILOSOPHY WITH YOUR INSIGHTS!