Ron Broberg

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Team Culturing Information

last updated: 13. July, 2011

WHO are you?

  • Name - Ron Broberg
  • Location (city, country) - Colorado Springs, USA
  • Contact Information (email, phone, Skype) -
  • Introductory Video -
  • Resume/CV -

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?

Yes. Minor contributor to open source software projects.

  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?

Hedging bets for future generations.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues?

For future generations which might need this, providing a 'how to' guide for populations in the first world that have become consumers rather than producers.I hope that projects move into other cultures - but I don't know the 'how' of how that can happen.

  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?

If I manage to contribute to successful designs, being able to share those projects in a 'farm' picnic would be great.

  • What are you missing in the project?

Maker fairs? Conventions? Group picnics? I think your focus on prototypes and working machinery is right and makes this project somewhat unique.

  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project?

The openfarmtech web site was very flaky this spring. Because of it, I went away for a couple of months. That seems to have been resolved now.


  • List all of your skills in these areas: Communications - Organizational - Computer Support - Finances - Design - Natural Building - Electronics - Automation - Metallurgy - Engineering - Fabrication - Agriculture - Energy - Architecture - Video/Graphics/Art - PR/Marketing - Education - Construction - Industry - CNC - Chemistry - Product Design - Other

Computer Support. Long time admin, developer, and IA security guy.

  • How have you already contributed to the project?

Providing minor wiki information on batteries.

HOW can you help?

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

Continue work on energy production and storage.

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

Not at this time.

  • 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?

Not at this time.

Very much. But not at this time.

  • 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.

Not at this time.

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

Not at this time.

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

Not at this time.

  • 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.

Wow. Way cool. But, at this time, No.