2018 Open Source Ecology Blog

Limits to Distributed Manufacturing

I asked Dr. Joshua Pearce from the Michigan Tech’s Lab in Open Sustainability Technology: What kind of reception have you gotten on your 3D Printers Save You Money paper? Dr. Pearce is a leader in open source 3D printer research. The question remains:...

Scaling Open Source Product Development

We do collaborative design – for a transparent and inclusive economy of abundance. We talked about creating a scalable platform for open source product development since 2008 – when we first formulated the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS)...

Moving to Open Source Email List Software

Published March, 2019 We just took another small step on our path to creating the open source economy. We are pleased to announce that we have installed the free, libre open source (FLOSS) email list software on OSE servers – phpList. We are now...

OSE Clubs

Open Source Ecology’s goal is to create the open source economy. What does that mean? It means simply an economy where collaboration is the norm – where access to knowledge, informaiton, and design is free and public – as opposed to...

First Ever Immersion Training: Growing the OSE Team

We have just completed the first ever OSE Immersion Program on the Open Source Microfactory. We are are proud to announce that Alex Au and Sara Bajor have joined the OSE team full time as OSE Fellows. As such we have raised OSE staff in number from 1...

Celebrating a Decade of the Global Village Construction Set in 2018

In 2008, we introduced the concept of the Global Village Construction Set for the very first time – in a public lecture – at the University of Missouri, Columbia. That was exactly 10 years ago on April 23, 2008 – which can thus officially...

Product Releases

A critique of open source product development is that it “fails to provide positive capital feedback loops that sustain development.” Marketable products solve this apparent shortcoming. We finished the MicroTractor build today – as...

Open Building Institute Approaches Launch Date

Introducing the Open Building Institute: a Q&A with Marcin Jakubowski by Cat Johnson The Open Building Institute is an open source effort to make affordable housing widely available while fostering collaborative and ecological practices. The project...

Nut Breeding Experiments

Published on: Jun 20, 2016 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...

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...