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Open Source Economic Development

Open Source Induction Furnace Continued

The open source induction furnace project discussed previously is moving forward. We are currently evaluating bids, as you can see at the induction furnace project management site. This marks a point in our organizational history where we are beginning...

Open+Pario Project Collaboration Platform

We are now officially using Open+Pario as our project management and design repository for Open Source Ecology. The most active project at present is the CEB press, and we are beginning project management of the Open Source Induction Furnace. Anybody...

Open Source Manual CEB Press and Open Source Prefab Strawbale House

Hats off to our collaborators from Poland for open-sourcing a manual, dual-block CEB press. It is in the pre-alpha v0.1 release stage. Open Source MANUAL CEB PRESS beta I from Cohabitat Platform on Vimeo. You can download the existing CAD files here....

Report from FSCONS 2009

Thanks to Jonas, Bojana, Rikard, Karl, Henrik, Mathias Friman, and all the others behind the scenes – who all combined for a pretty fiery Free Society Conference for 2009. You can see the Live website for the conference here, and the program here....

Greetings from Sunny Sweden

Sweden is not exactly sunny at this time of the year, but the Nordic people are lovely. So far, it’s been a mind-blowing experience at the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS 2009). One cannot explain it in writing – not even...

Product

So here it is. November 1, 2009 is the day of Product Release. Factor e Farm announces its first Product Release in the form of The Liberator high-performance, open source, Compressed Eearth Block (CEB) Press – Beta Version 1.0. Let’s go back...

First Dedicated Project Visit Comes to a Close

As of 10/24/09, I am no longer on site at FeF. I would like to thank: Marcin for giving me the opportunity to excel Inga for her support The Review Team: Vinay, Ralf, Lucas, and Jeb The audience out there listening Ok, onto the goods. This is the list...

Exciting Times: Nearing Product Release

We are starting biweekly OSE Global Conference Calls – beginning Wednesday, October, 14, at 11:00 AM GMT-6 (Central USA time zone). Why? Because we are nearing critical decision forks in this open source project. Read on. These are exciting times...

OSE TV Interview – Austria Tour

We just got a copy of this TV interview that we did back on the OSE tour in Austria. Michaela from Earthship Austria organized this particular event. The interview took place at a local TV station in Bad Kleinkirchheim – a well known ski resort...

Opportunity abounds at Factor e

From my initial survey I would estimate an ideal population of this site to be about 20-30 people. Rules of thumb for estimation go at 5 people per intensively cultivated acre, in practice the number is higher but that’s good for a rough estimate....