Talk:Open Source Ecology

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I have a site that sells stainless steel carts and cabinets. I use these on my 6.5 acre organic farm. If interested, see -- Preceding unsigned comment added by Tlynde1084 at 10 December 2009.


Will OSE supply only machines or it will also supply parts for the clients? If a client can't find the parts they need elsewhere, then I believe they should be able to buy it from OSE. I am asking this because I found some fuzzy and contradictory comments on the web forum stating that OSE can't supply parts because "it's not a charity" and because "it's not for-profit organization". Well in this case, if OSE can't supply parts, then how can it supply machines (that include parts)? If OSE can supply machines, then it's obvious that it can supply parts too. How can you make the people to be interested to buy the GVCS machines (which are cheaper to repair) if they don't have the certainty that they can buy parts to fix them? A farmer won't have money and time and won't be interested to buy an entire workshop with GVCS tools only for producing one small part for his tractor! Gonzo (talk) 05:09, 4 March 2012 (CET)

I'm not sure that I'm entirely qualified to answer this question but from what I know/see I would say that parts for GVCS machines would be available from anywhere that had the necessary tooling to produce from the open source drawings. It may be a local machine shop that could work to the drawings, possibly with old manually operated machines. It may well be the case that workshops set up specifically with the intention to produce and supply GVCS parts.--DOHill 22:39, 4 March 2012 (CET)