Una civiltà modello open source

di Alessia Maccaferri (Sole24ore) 24 marzo 2013 Cosa te ne fai di un PhD in Energia da fusione se non sai fare nulla di concreto? Così è partita la piccola rivoluzione di Marcin Jakubowski. Come ha raccontato a Ted Talks, il ragazzo americano di origine polacca ha acquistato un trattore in Missouri e si è […]

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Massimo Banzi, Come Arduino rende open-source l’immaginazione

Massimo Banzi ha contribuito ad inventare Arduino, un microcontrollore open-source facile da utilizzare che ha ispirato migliaia di persone in tutto il mondo a fare le cose più fantastiche che si possano immaginare — dai giocattoli alle attrezzature satellitari. Perché, come dice lui: “Non ci vuole il permesso di nessuno per rendere le cose eccezionali.”

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L’economia dello Sciame, Un futuro distopico non è inevitabile

Di Zacqary Adam Green – 12 febbraio 2012 Mentre persiste la crisi della disoccupazione nelle nazioni sviluppate cresce un sentimento di colpevolizzazione della tecnologia. Non è semplicemente un contraccolpo luddista contro il progresso, ma il timore, tra i fautori della tecnologia, che possano realizzarsi le cupe predizioni del cinema cyberpunk. Non deve essere necessariamente così. […]

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Che cosa è Oekonux?

Dieci paradigmi sviluppati dal Progetto Oekonux di Stefan Meretz, Keimform 29/12/2011 NdT: Questo documento, pubblicato da Stefan Meretz sul blog Keimform tra il 20 ottobre ed il 29 dicembre 2011, descrive il lavoro teorico di ricerca svolto nel corso di dieci anni sul software libero e sulla produzione paritaria su base comunitaria dal progetto tedesco […]

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Open Source Ecology, an interview

Open Source Ecology Building Functional, Sustainable Agriculture in Wisconsin An Interview with Brittany Gill by Rebeccah Kessel (Sustainable Eating Magazine) “I love watching things grow. I put a seed in the ground and then there’s this plant and then there’s this tomato on this plant. It makes me think of life and beauty and purpose […]

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Open Source Ecology, About our wiki

These days we are struggling with finding a way to communicate the message of  the work at openfarmtech.org. Brittany and Vinay Gupta (hexayurt.com) have been slashing through the thicket of expression choices to narrow down the message so it could be understood by others. The goal is to attract interest in a few, dedicated co-developers. […]

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A replicable global village model

Imagine a village with buildings of dirt (CEB) with year-round greenhouses (sawmill, CEB, bioplastics from local trees), with all facility energy produced by a solar turbine, where people drive hybrid cars with car bodies (bioplastics) made from local weeds, with critical motors and metal structures (aluminum) extracted from on-site clay, which are fueled by alcohol […]

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Intervista a Yochai Benkler

  di OmniaCommunia Milano, 10 maggio 2007. Yochai Benkler presenta il suo libro “La ricchezza della Rete” e noi lo intervistiamo a lungo su produzione orizzontale, commons, proprietà intellettuale e social software. Ecco le sue risposte. Cos’è la produzione orizzontale (commons-based peer production)? Come trasforma il modo in cui guardiamo all’economia? Gli elementi in gioco […]

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500 Plus Plan

The cornerstone of Open Source Ecology’s program for transformative economics is the 500 Plus Plan. This is a plan for producing a financial incentive in order to attract new fellows on demand. This Plan is the development of an integrated, primarily agricultural product package that may be deployed by people joining OSE on a month’s […]

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OSE Transformative Economics Program

The basic OSE model is shown below:   The cornerstone of Open Source Ecology’s program for transformative economics is the 500 Plus Plan. This is a plan for producing a financial incentive in order to attract new Fellows on demand. This Plan is the development of an integrated, primarily agricultural product package that may be […]

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OSE Yearly Plan — April 2006/April 2007

This plan shows the work to be done in the period from April 2006 to April   2007.   The   majority   of   new   developments   revolves   around   the development of novel social technology and a flexible hardware technology which we are proposing herein. Technical developments include energy, vehicle, and farm equipment infrastructure. This is part of background developments […]

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OSE Progress Report for 2005/2006

We are forming an enterprise community focusing on open source technology for sustainable living. Part A is a review of OSE’s first season at our land-based facility in Osborn, MO. The facility is leased and operated by Marcin and Brittany. Corresponding future direction based on the experience gained is described in Part B. OSE Progress […]

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OSE Sustainable Investment Group, LLC

Open Source Ecology Sustainable Investment Group LLC is a for-profit company used to fund the non-profit company Open Source Ecology, Inc. It will raise money through this offering to acquire land and build a hydroponic lettuce greenhouse. The Company will sell greenhouse produce and sustainably-harvested lumber. The company will also engage in marketing of other […]

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Open Source Ecology, Inc.

by Marcin Jakubowski, Ph.D.   “(…) It may be more desirable to pursue and promote modes of production and societal organization that are more integrated and skilled, where time is liberated for other personal and civic pursuits. A skilled worker in the information age is one who tries to piece together the disconnected elements of […]

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Open Source Ecology, our mission

I. What is Open Source?Open Source refers to the model of providing goods and services which includes the possibility of the end-user’s participation in the production of these goods and services. This concept has already been demonstrated in Linux, the open source computing system. With Linux, a large number of software developers have contributed to […]

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