Обзор за 4 года

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OSE 4 Year Review

Обзор за 4 года

History of edits (Latest: oserus 2 years, 8 months ago) §

OSE 4 Year Review

Обзор за 4 года

History of edits (Latest: oserus 2 years, 8 months ago) §

History

История

History of edits (Latest: oserus 2 years, 8 months ago) §

It’s been quite a ride over the last 4 years. We introduced the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) on the world stage at TED in 2011:

Critics of the open source economy point out that “Open source is a system of development that doesn’t have the requisite positive feedback loops needed to build a viable economic system.” (link) This is a belief held firmly in the economic mainstream – and is the reason why some open source projects turn proprietary once they develop working products – such as the recent case of Makerbot.

At the same time, we’ve been busy innovating open source revenue models that can be built upon efficient production, and showing that they are efficient because they are open source. Contributors continue to work in the OSE community to scratch an itch or for pay – to develop products that meet real needs.

Efficiency is key to making open source technology viable. In December 2012, we have shown for the first time that one of our heavy machines, the Compressed Earth Block (CEB) Press, can be built in a single day. We combined modular design, digital fabrication, and swarm build techniques – for a rapid, parallel, Extreme Build. One Day.

Merry Christmas from Open Source Ecology. See corresponding blog post.

The promise of the distributed approach lies in enhancing access to raw productive power. We have learned that our blueprints are sufficient for someone to download and build machines on their own. In 2011, shortly after the TED Talk, the first ever independent replication occurred:

Sladerep

James Slade from Texas. First ever replication of an OSE machine – the brick press – in 2011. See details.

About a dozen other replications followed, and overall 104 GVCS machines were built between 2008 and end of 2014. Most were built at the OSE headquarters in Missouri. Most were heavy products like the brick press, tractors, and MicroHouses – and there were also a few small ones like the Micro Power Cube, CNC Circuit Mill, and 3D Printer.

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