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Collaborative Innovation for an Open Source Economy

The machines included in Open Source Ecology’s Global Village Construction Set constitute the main building blocks necessary for a small, sustainable civilization. They can be created for a fraction of commercial costs, and come with free instructional videos, 3D models, and fabrication manuals of, for instance, an earth brick press for housing and a wind turbine. The modular and interchangeable components allow for rapid assembly and streamlined repairs. 

The open source movement is now extending into open source hardware, open product development, and open enterprise.

Marcin Jakubowski Ph.D.Founder, Open Source Ecology.

With work in sectors including transportation, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and housing, Open Source Ecology is founded upon the principles of technological literacy, local production, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

Why you should care

Centralized production leads to low levels of transparency and prohibitively high entry costs, preventing communities from taking advantage of local resources. This solution steers away from this issue by creating resource feedback loops and promoting a sustainable synergy between environmental, societal, and technological systems. Meanwhile, the open and inclusive nature makes its scalability limitless.

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