OPEN SOURCE ECOLOGY
“We offer open source blueprints for civilization, for a fraction of commercial cost.”
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Where consumption has become our major daily activity, we rarely ask what it means to ‘produce’ something. Through Open Source Ecology, collaborative development promises to revolutionize the way the economy and technology operates by shifting the focus from profit-making proprietary production to meaning-making participatory production. Access to prior work and crowd-based contributions allow companies to innovate faster and a greater number of producers to foster a broader and more diverse ecosystem. We also can (re)shape the artifacts we use and in this way shape our own experiences.
What are the mechanisms by which this technology happens in practice – in our lives and in our work? What began a couple of decades ago as the open source movement is now extending into OS hardware, open product development, and open enterprise. How will these collaborative trends lead to a more efficient, satisfying and meaningful system of production? In his presentation, OSE Founder and TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski discusses the current state of the Global Village Construction Set, challenges that lie ahead, and how he aims to develop a collaborative platform for accelerating innovation in grass roots technology.
“We offer Blueprints for Civilization. Build Yourself”. We’re developing OS industrial machines that can be made for a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing our designs and technology online for free. The goal of Open Source Ecologyis to create an open source economy – an efficient economy which increases innovation by open collaboration.” opensourceecology.org