OSE Priority Filter

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The Priority Filter is an assessment of whether a project should be taken on as an immediate priority that is added at the next meeting of the OSE Developer team. Note that the prerequisite for consideration is relevance to the GVCS. A technology candidate must either be a GVCS machine or its component or part. This means that a large range of parts and devices are candidates for consideration - as the GVCS kernel is comprehensive. The GVCS spans all major productive machines that it takes for modern life to exist.

Projects that can undergo this assessment must be directly related to the OSE Roadmap, and should be consistent with the Critical Path and with other OSE Priorities.

Either a small subproject or a major initiative can undergo the OSE Priority filter. In all cases, a team must be built to support the project.

Questions and Priority Filter Score

The top 12 questions to filter any new initiative by are below. Score each question on 0 and 1 scale unless otherwise noted. Max raw score is 20. The Pririty filter should be score on a scale of 0-1 or a percentage, with 20 points being 1 or 100%.

  1. Is the design based on open source project with avalable documentation?
  2. Is there a BOM with sourcing links? (0 for no BOM, 1 for BOM without links, 2 for BOM with sourcing links)
  3. Does BOM have specific sourcing links, or is it more like "find this or that not-well-defined-part in a junkyard"? 1 for the former, 0 for the latter
  4. Are there complete build instructions? (0 for no, 1 for incomplete, 2 for complete)
  5. Does it fit with the OSE Product Ecology for interchangeable parts?
  6. What is the cost relative to industry standards? (0 for comparable to industry standards, 1 for 1/2 cost, 2 for 1/5 cost or less)
  7. Is it easy to build? 1 for yes, 0 for no
  8. Is it scalable so larger versions can be designed and built?
  9. Are open format CAD files available?
  10. Is it modular design so that different parts can be built in parallel?
  11. Is a subject matter expert available for consulting - defined as a person who has built and tested a build successfully?
  12. Does the productivity of the machine warrant economic feasibility for producing with the machine, or is this a hobby item or toy?
  13. Is the efficiency (energy input for work output, including human labor) comparable to industry standards?
  14. Is the machine robust and does it last?
  15. Can the build be designed for one day parallel swarm manufacturing?
  16. Is the machine or prject part of the Critical Path, or supports it directly in some way?
  17. Does building the machine now contribute to reaching the Priorities of OSE?