2014-12-12

open design of much more than computers

3.25: news.adds/openware/open design of much more than computers:
open info-gathering tech & tools:
publiclab.org/tools
mapknitter.org/
spectralworkbench.org/

the networking of things processor
with open software .

. openware car has plans viewable from openware cad .
-- see FreeCAD's python API .
. to get from design to object,
you'll need laser cutting (lasersaur)
or CNC milling (buildyourcnc).

open relocalization:
Imagine a world where almost all the products we use
are manufactured locally using sustainable practices.
-- cooperation with Open Source Hardware Association .
open source industrial machines:
An open source economy increases innovation by open collaboration.
To get there, OSE (opensourceecology) is currently developing
a set of open source blueprints for the
Global Village Construction Set (GVCS)
– a set of the 50 most important machines
that it takes for modern life to exist
– everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker. 
open gasifier 
with open process controller board .

FLOK Society
the idea of “free, libre, open knowledge” society
—comes straight from Ecuador's five-year strategic plan
called the Plan of Good Living .
The purpose of FLOK Society Project is to
 develop a series of proposals for an
alternative, post-capitalist model
of social and economic organization
based on the principles of open source and free software;
a model which offers free access to knowledge,
using non-authoritarian organizational structures,
respecting people and the environment.
This is especially important for Ecuador which has set
as its primary goal in its national program
to transform the country from an economy based on
the extraction of raw materials - such as oil -
to a social knowledge economy,
ie an economy that offers free access to knowledge. 
tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.
Open Access Journal for a
Global Sustainable Information Society .