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OSE Organization Structure

Open Source Ecology International is a term that can be applied to the over arching, umbrella organization that guides and administers the Open Source Ecology project from a high level. It grew out of the early work by founder Marcin Jakubowski and is now expanding into a global organization. See the OSE Vision for the overarching goal. OSE Internationas is as of 2020 synonymous with the OSE Headquarters in the Kansas City area of Missouri.


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
    • Membership
      • Recruitment
      • 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
    • Grants
    • Prizes
  • 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

Legal Status

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.