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Nut Breeding Experiments

At open source ecology, we build open source industrial machines. We apply them to areas such as agriculture. On the agriculture front, we built our aquaponic greenhouse last year. We used this greenhouse to plant out 11,000 hazelnuts and chestnuts. We...

Introducing a New Distributive Enterprise: Grain-Free Eggs and Aquaponic Greens

This year, OSE is developing the concept of the Distributive Enterprise. You can read more about it here, but in a nutshell it’s a business that’s designed to be replicated by others. It open sources not just its technologies, but also its business...

Viral Replicability Criteria

We are moving forward on the first instance of a Distributive Enterprise – with the D3D Business Plan on the 3D Printer Workshop Model – a vision for innovation in the field of economics. The innovation lies in discovering a mechanism to displace...

Distributive Enterprise Experiments

We are switching gears more directly towards economic impact of the Open Source Ecology platform as we organize our first workshop of 2016. In the first workshop, you can build a 3D printer from scratch in 8 hours and take it home with you. More than...

Open Source Product Development

On Feb. 1, 2016, we continue to clarify the 20 year horizon for OSE in terms of creating the next economy, the open source economy. This is from our Roadmap wiki page: A viable Open Source Product Development (OSPD) methododology is critical to this....

LulzBot Mini 3D Printer Review

We have received a LulzBot Mini 3D Printer for review from our friends at Aleph Objects – an open hardware company in Loveland, Colorado. We respect Aleph Objects as a company true to the open source ethic – while developing one of the best...

Pattern language icons

One of the issues of open source hardware development is the fragmented nature of documentation materials which vary not only in clarity and quality but are also spread out across a host of different platforms. This situation contributes to a general...

Open Source Hardware Development Method

We are working on a methodology for accelerating open source hardware development, and we are calling out open hardware practitioners to collaborate: (note: you can re-edit the video above to help us improve it by downloading the image/voice assets and...

Open Source Hardware Enterprise Model: Distributive Enterprise

Distribution of wealth, or poverty, is one of the most pressing global grand challenges remaining today. The 85 Richest People In The World Have As Much Wealth As The 3.5 Billion Poorest. This issue appears worth solving. What is required to make distributed...

OSE 4 Year Review

It’s been quite a ride over the last 4 years. We introduced the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) on the world stage at TED in 2011: Critics of the open source economy point out that “Open source is a system of development that doesn’t...