Pat Wagner and I own and run Pattern Research, Inc., in Denver, Colorado. The concepts of freeorder and open network have been important in the evolution of our work. In 1975 I started the Office for Open Network in Denver as a general store for explorers of all kinds. Pat joined me in 1978. In 1982 the Office for Open Network became part of our company, Pattern Research, Inc.

SIERA is now the principal project of Pattern Research, Inc.

Some of my own work is reflected in The Explorers Foundation

Leif Smith - email: leif at
11 January 2013