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Paradigms are shifting and new practical solutions are needed. This year we want to start an Open Source Ecology (OSE) community in Germany and we are looking for a Dedicated Team to make this happen.
The people involved in the project will be sharing openly and for free economically significant information. We want to open source the ecology of the environmental, societal and technological systems so that we contribute directly to the creation of an open source economy – an economy that optimizes both production and distribution, while providing environmental regeneration and social justice.
We start with the technology needed for the creation of a small scale civilization with modern comforts – the Global Village Construction Set and other relevant tools. From tractors, wind turbines to cars. Every technology will be developed with values like modularity, simplicity, lifetime design, low-cost, closed loop manufacturing, Do-It-Yourself, flexible fabrication and high performance. We want to open source the whole lifecycle of each technology – from its parts sourcing, fabrication, use, maintain and repair to its reuse and recycle. We will open source also our ecological food production, housing, workshop constructions and business models – our complete economy. All this economically signicant information will be saved digitally on the Internet as text, manufacturing files, pictures and videos so that we distribute it not only to our current generation, but to all other future generations on Earth – who can use it and build upon it! We are looking for the pioneers to join us in this endeavor!
Our first main goal is to establish the initial Development Team dedicated to create the community in 2012. The Development Team is open to everyone who works on the creation of the community and has a specific group of people, the Core Team, who will start up and develop the community no matter where or how. We would need help with all areas of community creation and development: organization, communication, land search, ecological housing and workshop architecture and construction, fabrication, engineering, mechatronics, permaculture and organic farming, business, law, social, financial etc.
We have laid out an initial Roadmap. In January we will connect with a lot of people and learn about each other and the possibilities to start the community. Visits are planned in Frankfurt and Berlin. The Roadmap will be expanded and become more concrete as we grow.
Why Germany? The people in Germany can and will play a vital role in the OSE development in Europe and the world. In Germany there are very good engineers, most people are well financially and here is one of the best sustainability and open source cultures in the world. It is a perfect place to start an OSE community.
searching for people and place.
People engaged in the creation of the OSE Community:
- Alex Shure – technical advice, prototyping
- Andreas Gmeiner - permaculture, fabrication
- Hermann - electrical engineering, industrial design
- Nikolay Georgiev - communication and organization, basic fabrication skills
We are looking for an existing community or a small town that:
- is already living to some degree sustainably and
- is open and willing to vitalize the local and global economy by engaging in open source hardware development.
If you know such communities or small towns, please contact us.
- http://www.ttwitzenhausen.de/ Google Map TT, CSA, GNE, Uni for Eco Agriculture, Open Uni for Ecovillage Design,... (connection: Daniel)
- http://kesselberg.info/ - Google Map, not checked. (connection: Dante)
- CSA in Wendland / Altmark - together with Dorfprojekt. (connection: Urs)
- Wendland (connection: Marc)
- http://www.werkhof-kukate.de/ - Around 40 people can live and work here
- terra preta agriculture - http://www.cicero.de/kapital/%C3%B6kologischer-anbau-bernstorff-wendepunktzukunft-methoden-indios/46580?seite=2
- http://www.akademie-ee.de/ - academy for renewable energies
- http://www.emma-ev.de/ - agency for renewable energies
- region of bio-energy - http://www.bioenergie-region-we.de/bioenergiedorf.html
- one of the biggest and most experienced companies for power-engines and systems based on bio-gas in the region - http://www.dreyer-bosse.de/
- Grüne Werkstatt - http://www.mediafire.com/?ncn83fn369sd7q1
- http://www.wukania.net/ - workshop available, possibility to develop machines. Nikolay talked on the phone with Paul.
- Nordbayern - http://oseeurope.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=126
- Weickersdorf - we have 4 and a half acres and a huge barn for building and assembly of existing ideas or proto types. We would like to offer the use of our land barn plus accomodation to the team for 2 to 3 years in return for something to power the house and barn and finally get off the grid. See photos, Contacts (Kamala) are in the Google Group.
- http://kombinatg.org/ - Stefan Raabe. Google Map in Gatschow.
- http://www.coolmuehle.org/ - (connection: Simon)
- Karlshof PAG? - noch kein Kontakt
- http://www.bioenergiedorf.de/con/cms/front_content.php?idcat=253 not contacted yet.
If you want to get involved in the OSE Community please contact Nikolay.