Open Source Ecology, International is a term that can be applied to the over arching, umbrella organization that guides and administers the project from a high level. It grew out of the early work by founder Marcin Jakubowski and is now expanding into a global organization.
The OSE Mission is to:
- coordinate collaborative development of tools that enable open access to the best practices of economic production
- promote harmony between humans and their natural life support systems
- remove material scarcity from determining the course of human relations, globally and locally
- create harmonious coexistence between natural and human ecosystems (if we assume these are separate), towards land stewardship, resilience, and improvement of the human condition
- pursue the creation of an open society, where everybody's needs are met, and where everybody has access to information, material productivity, and just governance systems - such that human creativity is unleashed, for all peoples.
- create replicable, open source, modern, decentralized, resilient communities.
At a minimum, OSE International has the following functions:
- Technical Development of the Global Village Construction Set
- GVCS Architecture - product ecology, etc.
- Guidance of GVCS Project Managers
- Retaining GVCS Subject Matter Experts
- Organization Administration
- Oversight of Local Chapters
- Oversight of Regional Branches
- Requests for Local Chapters
- Commercial Affiliates
- Requests for Affiliation
- Establishing Best Practices
- Promotion and Marketing
- Fund Raising
- True Fans Programs
- Charitable Contributions
- Resource Administration
- Web site
- Wiki site
- Mailing list
- Chat rooms
- Others (tbd)
Staff and Positions
Proposed staff positions:
- Executive Director
- Resource Director
- Membership Director
- Fund Raising Director
- Legal Advisor
OSE International is currently doing business as OSE, Inc, a non-stock corporation in the state of Missouri, USA. See http://opensourceecology.org/corporate-info/
OSE may wish to consider creating an OSE Trust Fund to manage and administer donations, land grants, and other contributions.