Open Source Economy

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An open source economy is defined as an economy in which the development of goods and services happens via open collaboration between independent stakeholders on the global level. It is an economy where the rate of innovation across all sectors is significantly higher than the rate of innovation provided by proprietary research and development characteristic of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. In short, the open source economy is efficient: it avoids competive waste - thereby optimizing not only production, but also - distribution.

An open source economy related to the work of Open Source Ecology is defined as a parallel economy that can gain a significant market share of global production, within a context of artificial scarcity that is charactisting of Business as Usual enterprises.



The open source economy is an economy that optimizes both production and distribution, while providing environmental regeneration and social justice. The open source economy is in essence a paradigm where communities utilize open source knowledge and tools to provide material prosperity without relying on global supply chains for essential resources.

See our work from the early days of Open Source Ecology - the Enterprise Plan Video of 2011:


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