|About Open Source Ecology|
“The next trillion dollar economy is the open source economy. The advent of open source hardware brings with it new forms of production, lifestyle, and therefore, governance and institutions. The world as we know it today is being turned upside down.”
Marcin and collaborators are designing and building open source industrial machines and publishing the plans online for free. The set of the 50 machines is known as the Global Village Construction Set, and is intended to lower the barriers for people and communities to build their own lives. Their challenge is economic sustainability of open enterprise – where open design and collaboration are inherent parts of the development process. Open Source Ecology is developing the Distributive Enterprise business model – an enterprise with not only open blueprints for products and services, but also open enterprise and operations blueprints – as part of their viral replicability criteria. The overarching goal is to develop a generalized framework for innovation – accelerated by open sharing of best practices – so problems are solved faster than they are created.
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The Community Manager is responsible for talent search and volunteer placement and management. Jonathan has been supporting OSE since 2012, has co-organized the MicroHouse 4 workshop, and has stepped up to Community Management in 2015.
"The dematerialization of world by the Internet is changing the way we live our lives revolutionizing our relationships and how we work together. The Open Source Economy is not only changing our economics, but also changing our realities such as how communities can collaborate for innovation...openly."
Jonathan has supported and served faith-based and humanitarian organizations with management consulting, organizational development, and other various field services. His technical background has over 15 years of telecommunications experience in network systems and analysis. Jonathan exhibits a passion for people, and technology as means to empower communities and transform lives.
Power Cube Lead
Tom Griffing has a background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Technical Writing and Hydraulics. He runs a small computer consulting business, instructs Tai Chi classes and also teaches "online" computer classes for a community college in Dallas. He has a farm in East Texas with a shop where he practices permaculture farming, works on projects of interest and sells Power Cube kits, parts and other items. He has also led OSE workshops on fabricating the Power Cube and Micro Power Cube. Tom Griffing is OSE's Power Cube Lead and has been in Power Cube development since 2011.
The Graphics Lead is responsible for Open Source Ecology's graphics and design style. Jean-Baptiste has been involved in creating OSE infographics, graphics templates, and style guidelines.
Emily Aiken has been assisting OSE since 2012. Emily has organized an OSE Design Charette, assisted in drafting OSE's Character Stand and Promise, and has been providing feedback on OSE's media presence. She runs a media strategy consultancy at The Story Studio.
Project Advisors serve various roles at OSE. Diana Leafe Christian has joined the effort in 2015 and is currently advising OSE on governance and team building issues. She is a consultant and trainer on Sociocracy.
Catarina Mota advises OSE on issues related to open source hardware development, collaboration, and standards. She has been involved in OSE collaboration since 2012, and is supporting OSE because, in her words, "Open Source Hardware is the future."