Mankind first lived in groups to protect themselves from Wild animals and enemies. They lived in groups to support themselves. Well that community has evolved over the centuries. In the 21st Century what is the community or society doing for mankind. Well i've just come across a speech by Eben Moglen (professor of law and general counsel for the Free Software Foundation) , an interesting speech at the Plone conference. Plone is an open source content management system (dont know much about it either)… The talk addresses free software and community in the 21st century.
Take a look and see. (It runs 65 minutes with a transcript here)