Open World: The Open Sourcing of Everything
Essentially, open source software is software that allows users to inspect, change and share the source code of the program. Instead of passive consumers of a program, users become part of a community to which they can choose to contribute if they are capable and inclined. The difference from everyday consumer culture, where shoppers simply line up to buy products that are already in their final form, and it is almost never expected that shoppers will actually try to open up or modify those products.
Open Source and Free-Sharing a Sustainable Solution Creating Model
What we are capable of as a species is, in our opinion, much greater than what we have already accomplished, and One Community is purposed to create a path to achieving what we believe will be the next great step in the ever evolving human story: global sustainability and improved happiness. To accomplish this, we are creating several non-profit “model solution” village infrastructure templates that will be defined by their ability to self-replicate all over the world as additional solution creating teacher and demonstration communities, villages, and cities.
These teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities will be affordable, applicable and implementable across a diversity of cultures, easily accessible, a combination of eco sustainable infrastructure solutions and fulfilled living, open sourced and free-shared so that people with average knowledge and little or no experience can duplicate them, and marketed to expose enough people so that duplication by others will begin and exponentially expand implementation of this model around the world. As the first open source village of this kind, One Community is the sustainability non-profit think-tank creating the necessary non-profit green building systems people need to start this process and lead to transformation of life as we know it on this planet.
Lets do the math:
Global Capitalism March 2014 Monthy Update;
Arduino, Open Source Hardware and Learning by Doing
University and Cyberspace: Reshaping Knowledge Institutions for the Networked Age
Massimo Banzi, tinker.it, arduino.cc
TEDxYYC – Steve Fisher – Open Sourced Future
Steve Fisher discusses “Open Sourced Future” at TEDxYYC 2011.
Steve is an internationally renowned interactive designer, speaker and open source evangelist. He has worked for companies in Edmonton, Vancouver and Chicago and travels North America talking about design, user experience and open source. Currently Steve is working as the UX Director for Yellow Pencil, serves as the national web design chair for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and can be found hanging out with some of the core teams contributing to open source projects like Drupal.