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Open Source Ecology (OSE) is creating a culture of open source economic development - also known as Distributive Economics (see provocative comments on the topic in Douglas Rushkoff's Radical Abundance talk). The Core Values of OSE are outlined here. Transparency is an essential part of this goal. One aspect of transparency involves the development team: who is contributing, what is the skill set of each contributor, how has/is/will each player contribute to the mission of Open Source Ecology, and why is that individual interested in the results of this work. Read more about the Development Team.

Tech Team Culturing Survey

Fill in the Tech Team Culturing Survey now. It was published May 2013 and supersedes the old survey (below).

OSE Team Transparency

The essential goals of team transparency, and of the Team Culturing pages, are:

Goals of team transparency

  • Helping to foster team unity and to motivate new contributors to join by showing the wealth of contributions that have already been made to the OSE project
  • Helping new contributors to orient themselves within the project
  • Providing a networking tool focusing on open source economic development to related projects
  • Promoting effective collaboration on existing OSE projects, both in technical and organizational development
  • Provide a platform to incubate new collaborations towards OSE goals
  • Creating a foundation for developing an OSE Fellows program – a program analogous to TED Fellows – where OSE Fellows centers on nurturing players in the field of distributive economic development

In the 2-year phase from 2011-2012 (Phase 1), we are focusing on building the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). In short – it is the 50/2/2 campaign – or developing the 50 Technologies of the GVCS tool set within 2 years and a $2.4M budget according to the GVCS Development Template. From 2013-2014 (Phase 2), we will be focusing on building the world's first, prototype, resilient community of 200 people on 200 acres – to demonstrate that a complete economy with modern-day comforts may be built from local resources. The hallmark of this experiment is to demonstrate that it is possible, and indeed trivial, to produce a resource-efficient community similar to One Planet Communities, but at a fraction of the cost and with a completely relocalized economy (and therefore containing the substance for a local currency). From 2015-2016 (Phase 3), the OSE movement will work on replication to 1000 places worldwide, realizing the promise indicated initially in the 1000 Squared campaign.

The Category: Team Culturing pages show some of the people who are making this happen. These pages will also evolve into a more powerful GVCS Team Culturing CiviCRM platform for Contact Relationship Management - a database of key players involved in distributive economic development.

(Old) Team Culturing Survey Template

(Old) Find the results of the Survey at Category:Team Culturing.


You can go directly to this survey to fill in your information, or, enter your information on this wiki according to the instructions below.

This survey is intended to be used by the developers of the OSE project, but is publicly accessible on this wiki. Please fill out as many fields as you can. The more that the team knows about you and your involvement, the more collaborative development can arise. This is part of the open culture that we aim to create within the OSE community.

To manually fill out this template:

  • Create a Wiki account and login. See the instruction here. You can login either with OpenID or request an account.
  • Create a Wiki page with your full name. E.g.
    • If for some reason a page with your name already exists, just change your name by adding a middle name, a number, or some other descriptor such as "John Smith from New York,"
  • Then you can go to the Team Culturing Information Template, click on edit, and copy and paste all the content into your Wiki page, while editing out questions that you leave blank or that you answer in the negative.
  • Save your Wiki page.
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