Ivan Garcia

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Ivan Garcia

Team Culturing Information

last updated: 22. April, 2011

WHO are you?

  • Name/Nationality/Ethnicity - Ivan Garcia / Spain
  • Location – Bangkok, THailand
  • Contact Information – capiscuas AT gmail DOT com
  • Introductory Video -
  • Resume/CV – Worked in Spain and Singapore as a software developer (Python/Django) and I have past 7 years of freelance experience as a opensource software developer and consultant.
  • Hobbies and Pastimes - Writing software, learning languages, DIY, open-source, learning, and having fun.

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?

Yes. Totally, I've beeen inside the open source software movement for the past 10 years since my first Linux and developing software for the community.

  • Why are you interested in this work?

I think OSE is changing the world in many ways people don't yet envision to see, but the idea of open knowledge about creating a civilization from scratch is a key to the liberation of the rural and city areas from the money dependency.

  • Are you interested in teaching about the GVCS?

Maybe one day when my workload lightens.

  • Are you interested in economic relocalization possibilities arising from the GVCS?'

  • Do you want to use the GVCS technologies yourself? Do you want to build them yourself?

Yeah in the future when I have the personal need.

  • Are you interested in starting up enterprise using the GVCS technologies?

  • Are you interested in having the GVCS technologies fabricated by your local custom fabricator?

  • Are you interested in applying the GVCS to third world development? To redevelopment of crisis areas? To development of derelict areas in the developed world?

I am very interested in the application of the GVCS to aid in the development of many pover areas around the world, mainly since I like travelling/living and I don't have a fix place.

  • Are you interested in starting up Industry 2.0 flexible fabrication enterprises for your local community, by drawing from a global repository of freely down-loadable designs and fabricating using open source fabrication equipment?
  • Are you interested in the potential of the GVCS for developing local food systems?

Definetelly, using DIY hydroponics and permaculture.

  • Are you interested in doing academic studies/papers, publishing books, or doing other analysis of our efforts?

Yes if the need arises for me to contribute I would be willing to do so.

  • Are you interested in financial investment opportunities arising from our work?

Possibly, if it made sense for me.

  • Are you interested in the distributive economic aspects of our work, and if so, how do you see this playing out?

  • Are you interested in building renewable energy production facilities based on open hardware (solar concentrator electric, wind, biomass power).

Yes, I am very interested in renewable energy production. In particular the small scale aspect of it.

  • Are you interested in building resilient communities based on access to the GVCS?


  • Are you interested in creating a bug-out hut using GVCS technologies?

  • How do you think that the GVCS can help alleviate the instabilities of global monetary systems?

It can free the world of the high dependency on external how-to and money. Areas with resources won't have anymore to beg for help or let themselve steal those resources just because they have to buy stuff they don't know how to make by themselves.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues related to resource conflicts?

It will also change the culture about not being so property-minded and it will open the communities to sharing and collaboration.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues of overpopulation?

Overpopulation it won't be a problem if the resources are managed 'economically'(not like the current anti-economy we see in the capitalist world), efficiently I think we can feed all the people in this world, we have the resources but not to the money(no need for it)

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues of resource depletion and environmental degradation?

By the use of renewal energies and taking always consideration on the carrying capacity of the Earth during the expense of its resources.

  • Other comments

I am very happy to be a part of this. This will change the world in a short term already.


  • What have you already contributed to the OSE project? (technical contributions, blogging about us, financial support, organizing events, translations, interviews, video editing, publications, publicity work, behind-the-scenes work, CAD work, wiki contributions, computer support, etc)

I'm a true-fan and collaborated a bit in the OSE-Europe mailing list, I'm starting to advice remotely about IT some of the members of FeF onsite.

Computer Support

  • I could help writing open source software or gluing some devices with arduino-code/python, etc.

HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?

Writing software and IT remote help.

  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?

I can't decide the time but as much as my freetime allows me.

  • Are you interested in working with us for pay? If so, what services can you offer, and what is your hourly or per-project rate?

That could be an interesting option if OSE thinks I am needed for some software development (maybe for FreeCad or so), but I'm happy to doing the contributions for free.

  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?

Not at this time.

  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?

Not at this time.

Yes, already.

  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?

Possibly, if the time was right and it made sense.

  • Are you interested in using the technologies that we are developing directly?


  • Are you interested in being part of the world's first, open source, resilient community? The GVCS is the preparatory step for the OSE Village Experiment – a 2 year, immersion experiment (2013-2014) for testing whether a real, thriving, modern-day prototype community of 200 people can be built on 200 acres using local resources and open access to information? We are looking for approximately 200 people to fill a diverse array of roles, according to the Social Contract that is being developed. This may be the boldest social experiment on earth - a pioneering community whose goal is to extend the index of possibilities regarding harmonious existence of humans, ecology, and technology – as a beacon of light to benefit of all people on Earth.

It could be a nice experiment in life.