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 purposeContinua a leggere “Open Source Ecology, an interview”

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.Continua a leggere “Open Source Ecology, About our wiki”

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 alcoholContinua a leggere “A replicable global village model”

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 giocoContinua a leggere “Intervista a Yochai Benkler”

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’sContinua a leggere “500 Plus Plan”

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 beContinua a leggere “OSE Transformative Economics Program”

Practical Application of Open Source Economics

by Marcin Jakubowski The present challenge is to develop a working model of the Regenerative Island Project as described under Mission. In the last couple of years, this concept refined itself to a replicable open source enterprise community, in the form of an Open Source Research and Development Center. This is an entity that mayContinua a leggere “Practical Application of Open Source Economics”

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 developmentsContinua a leggere “OSE Yearly Plan — April 2006/April 2007”

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 ProgressContinua a leggere “OSE Progress Report for 2005/2006”

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