06 June 2009

The secret of the Coca-Cola formula

The Coca-Cola formula is super secret, so it's not copyrighted or protected otherwise. (Honestly, I don't know what the big deal is, other "Colas" taste as sweet and as unhealthy to me, but anyway.)

An interesting altervative (but I think just as unhealthy) is OpenCola - a drink with a formula on a GPL liscence.

Just as with software, "anybody can make the drink, and anyone can modify and improve on the recipe as long as they, too, license their recipe under the GNU General Public License." [Wikipedia]

But now, the secret is partially out - Failblog published a picture of Coca-Cola employees getting one crucial ingredient:

Did I say unhealthy?


  1. Ha! I love the open source Cola idea. Did you get a chance to try it?

  2. No, unfortunately not. I heard about it during a law class about software liscences.