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Consulta el post original del blog sobre la Campaña de los 1000 Verdaderos Fans.

Somos capaces de trabajar en el GVCS a jornada completa gracias a la generosidad de vuestras donaciones. En el influyente ensayo de Kevin Kelly 1000 Verdaderos Fans, se sugiere una estructura de financiación en la que 1000 personas donen una pequeña cantidad a un proyecto en el que realmente crean. Buscamos 1000 Fans Verdaderos que donen 10$ al mes. Más info: Campaña 1000 Squared.

En esta página podrás leer porqué gente como tú se ha unido a la campaña. A mayo de 2011 somos más de 300 Verdaderos Fans.

Hemos tenido solicitudes de opciones de donación más grandes. Por ello hemos creado las opciones Oro, Extra Gold, Platinum y suscripciones Ángel de $ 20, $ 30, $ 50 y $ 100 por mes, respectivamente, además de la suscripción estándar de $ 10 al mes.

Video Presentaciones

Verdaderos Fans

Jay Kinzie

I first heard about the project via the make blog. I have always been interested in the open source movement and the sharing of information. I believe in the power of the creation potential and the growth opportunities that the GVCS will create.

Jay Kinzie. Joined June 2011.
Erick Lavoie

I think your work in incredibly inspiring. It echoes thought I had about empowerment of citizens but in a more articulate, clear and pragmatic way than what I had been able to come up with so far.

I first heard about your project in your TED talk and was incredibly excited about it. I learned about the current state of digital fabrication robots and the whole 'makers' movement about 3-4 weeks ago and have since been documenting myself on the numerous ongoing projects and available technologies (RepRap, Thing-o-matic, Ultimaker, ShopBots, etc.). I've read the RepRap PhD thesis and I am truly excited by the exponential growing potential of replicating machines. What I like about your project is that you are trying to completely bootstrap the system from raw materials and in taking into account every relevent dimension (technical, social, environmental, etc.), therefore pushing the self-replication to its limit.

Erick Lavoie. Joined May 2011.
Ilya Tabakh

I found you through your TED speech. I've generally been interested in the open hardware model. Having done quite a bit of work in the biofuels and renewable energy arenas, it becomes quite apparent what a large contribution hardware plays; thus the excitement about items like your gasifier, power cube and wind turbine.

Ilya Tabakh. Joined May 2011.
Haren Rajathurai, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Hello, Kia Ora, Apa Khabar and Vanakkam,

I am a Software Tester by profession and have interest in the Open Source and DIY projects/communities. I bumped into Marcin's TED talk video on YouTube while I was researching stuff on the Resource Based Economy movements. Was really excited and happy knowing that something is being done in the present time to change people's lives. Since the discovery of OSE I cannot stop talking about it to my family and friends, and have been following the progress.

With the recent earthquakes (7.1 magnitude on Sept 2010 and 6.3 magnitude on Feb 2011) here in Christchurch, I have learned firsthand that we as a city got through hard times by people collaborating together rather then competing. I fully support OSE because of the collaboration factor and the positive things that it would bring.

I am happy to be a True Fan of this project!


Haren. Joined May 2011.
Bruce Lambert

Congratulations on your great ideas and on your great work. I saw your Ted talk and was totally inspired. I was immediately committed to supporting you financially. And I am committed to continuing and even increasing my support if you keep up the good work.

What I'd like to see come out of your work is more equitable distribution of wealth and opportunity by democratizing the means of production. I think the greatest threat to the world is corporate power run amok, and I see your program as a way of undermining corporate power by empowering ordinary people.

I wish I had more skills to help you directly. I have modest handyman skills, but no experience as a welder, and I'm a crappy electrician.

Bruce Lambert. Joined May 2011.
Craig Ambrose

I'm one of several people at Atamai Ecovillage ( who are following your project with great interest. We have a machine shop on site, running as an independent small business, and are very interested in building the sort of projects that you're involved with. Many of them we could use directly. Our machinist is perhaps not as personally interested in some of your tech as I would be (I'm a computer programmer, so understand open source a little better). Particularly, while he's excited about the tractors and things, he already has the metalworking machinery, so is less interested in the fabrication stuff.

We also already have a brick press, so we're perhaps not immediately interested in that either. When the tractor hits the final version though, I'm keen to build one.

Craig Ambrose. Joined April 2011.
Jeff Kinzer

I found out about OSE last week when a friend showed me your TED talk and I was very interested, because what you described fits my personal goals and ideals with striking similarity. I have been a strong follower and supporter of the Open Source movement since the mid '90s and similarly with the wiki web concept which I find to be extremely powerful and effective means of information sharing. The wealth of video documentation combined with the interactivity and familiarity of a wiki, plus the viral nature of Open Source, really makes me think you have an actual viable means of making some significant change to the current unsustainable system of broken capitalism and false scarcity.

I have a Bachelor's degree in computer science and have studied digital electronics, but currently I do general construction and metal fabrication. I am studying manufacturing technology as well. In the past I worked on a medium-large scale organic farm. I would very much love to join your group because it is exactly what I want to be doing. However I am currently pretty content here in idyllic northern California, so donating money is a more realistic contribution at the moment.

What I would like to see come out of your work is 1. continue and improve written and video documentation. Having organized, clear and complete documentation for a project really gets more people trying it on their own and is a wonderful asset for all of humanity. 2. For the Open Source philosophy to be spread and made aware of outside the computer software realm. The competitive, violent, greedy, shortsighted mindset held currently by most people cannot and will not survive. The human race needs sharing and collaboration and the end of all war.

Jeff Kinzer. Joined April 2011.
Gabriel Perez

A friend of mine sent me a link to your awesome Ted talk. Then I visited your wiki, read some stuff, got really excited and decided to donate :) I hope you are able to get a full length Ted talk so that you can get the word out about this incredible project to even more people. I had been dreaming of seeing a project like this after I found out about 3D printers and read a really inspiring essay on Make magazine titled "At last, Tolkien meets capitalism" (I've attached a copy just in case you haven't read it, it's pretty short).

I would like to see the Civilization starter kit developed as much as possible. Also I think it would be great if eventually communities on poor countries started using this technology. I think that this is a great way to help a lot of people to get out of poverty and help them live healthy, independent and sustainable lives. I really have lost all faith in our current system, modern big corporation state sponsored capitalism. It is destroying our planet, corrupting our politicians and destroying our spirits and just plain making us slaves to consumerism.

Gabriel Perez. Joined April 2011.
Josh Arrowsmith

I've been thoroughly worried about the state of the world lately and am so glad to have come across open source ecology as it is something I think can have a huge positive impact on many peoples lives. I think it is very exciting not being so dependent on, as you said, products designed for obsolescence. I am really happy to subscribe to you because I know what you're doing is GOOD!

Josh Arrowsmith. Joined April 2011.
Antonius Stoiculescu, Brasov, Romania

I've found your presentation movie on youtube about a year ago and was impressed. Right now, by the knowledge I have gained I would like to see GVCS a solution to raise the standards of living by means of easily available hand tools and elbow grease. The trick here, imo, is to get all those machinery built by someone who has never had any practical experience in building them (e.g. I can't weld or use a torch). How does one pull that off?

The things I'm personally most interested in are a solution for portable (if possible by hand) well drilling + water extraction (e.g. wind-mill) and a heating solution that works well even in the midst of the coldest winter (and not by wood as this is a resource that's getting scarce).

Antonius Stoiculescu. Joined April 2011.
Rafa Font

I support open source and free software, I am an IT engineer, and I also support it politically within the Greens in Spain, where I am from. Although I live in Brussels and I work in the European Parliament.

I would like to see real examples of people using your technologies. I would like to see a basic set of tools with their specifications and "how-to-build" in the web, and a community of people helping improve the designs and contributing to them. I would like to see companies complaining that your work interfere in their business (although that won't be true), and I'd like to see them lowering their prices. I would like to see how an open source community grows around the project.

Rafa Font. Joined April 2011.
Steve Hepting

I saw the TED Talk at work and was instantly interested. It stirred up the realization that a group of people really can build pretty much anything given some foundational tools and a decent bit of effort. I was more and more impressed the more videos I watched and blog posts I read discussing the merits of different designs and what would be changed in the next prototype. I realized that there would be no "finished" state but just a better and better set of open and free tools.

It's also great to see the push this creates for better open-source CAD tools and motor drivers etc. I look forward to the day I can look back and see all the progress that has been made since the day I first became a "True Fan."

Steve Hepting. Joined April 2011.
Bob Waldrop, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

If we want to live in freedom and justice, we must have the tools that we need to declare our independence from the large system of corruption and greed. Some of those tools are invisible structures, like the design discipline of permaculture, but others are real world tools, like the microcombine and tractor projects, which provide actual physical tools that enable people to do productive work independent of corporations and structures of domination. I am involved with many organizations and activities, but this project is one of the most important liberation projects on planet earth right now. That's why I'm putting my money where my heart is by becoming a True Fan.

Bob Waldrop. Joined April 2011.
Nick Sissons

I saw your talk on TED, it was totally great. I'm really interested to see how your tools get picked up in developing economies, particularly South America where our family is involved in farming. We're going to live there (Bahia, Brazil) in July, so will look out for a potential markets.

Nick Sissons. Joined April 2011.
Karl Botha

I want the plans to build some of your machines to help the people in South Africa! I get the TED update and vid was on it.

Karl Botha. Joined April 2011.
Walter Wood, Location

I saw the piece you did for TED and was very intrigued. Over the past two days I've poured over your websites and like what you're doing so I thought I'd chip in a bit to help out.

Things I'm interested in: - sustainable agriculture (something more like the concepts promoted by Polyface Farm as described in Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma) - low-impact/natural building construction and supporting systems - implementing a more sustainable, greener economy (e.g. shift to renewable sources of energy, design for reuse/recycling, sustainable production, etc) - promotion of global democracy and more equitable wealth-sharing

Walter Wood. Joined April 2011.
Matthew Smaus

I found out about Factor E Farm from your interview with Frank of the Agroinnovations podcast, which I listen to at work. What compels me most strongly about Open Source Ecology and the work happening at Factor E Farm is the reskilling of people to be more resilient, adaptive, creative, and engaged with their immediate world and its possibilities. As someone who works with youth, I think there are many youth for whom these sorts of skills and the lifestyle they invite would be much more compelling than formal education. I would have most certainly been one of those youth. Thankfully, it's never to late to re-engage with the world on that level.

Matthew Smaus. Joined April 2011.
Luis Ospina

I believe you are doing an amazing job with the Open Source Ecology project. I saw your video presentation on and was blown away with what you and others are doing. I share the same passion, to become self sufficient and sustainable. That is why I immediately felt a need to contribute to your project. What you are doing now will undoubtedly change the future of the world. If there is anything else that I can do other than what I can manage financially please let me know. Something that I would love to see come out of your project is a blueprint on how to build or convert a gas driven automotive vehicle into a water fueled car, electric car, or a combination of both. An example of this technology is shown by the Japanese company "Genepax." I believe information like these will help break the chains that many oil companies have on citizens and have a tremendous ripple effect.

Luis Ospina. Joined April 2011.
Matthew Clark

I had been searching for something I could get involved in that I thought could truly save/change the world. I am having a hard time being able to go about life as usual when I know that things really need changing. I see OSE as the wave of the future, and I knew I needed to catch that wave! I have been telling more and more people about your efforts. I would like to help all I can. I've currently got 1 year left for my masters of fine art, but once I graduate next spring I would love to really jump in. I would like to see a cultural revolution come out of this... individual pockets of culture and tradition growing from each community... I know that's a ways away (we've got to get community #1 going), but that's what I imagine. A cultural rebirth.

Matthew Clark. Joined April 2011.
Stuart Perera

I think a set of open source DIY construction tools is a terrific way to empower individuals and level out living standards across the planet.

Stu Perera. Joined April 2011.
Brett Irish, USA

I would like to see all of the 50 technologies developed and shared through open source... so great! I love the idea of creating a DVD with all the info on it to create a small civilization for free! So wonderfully generous and needed! I would love to see training locations throughout the world where people can be taught how to build the global construction set and help them got started on their plot of land. I hope this helps birth an emergence of an interconnected web of sustainable communities with open business models and a proliferation of open source everything. I live in NJ, and would love to one day buy a piece of land with a group and grow our own food, and build our own buildings, etc.

Brett Irish. Joined April 2011.
Antoine Malouin, St-Marc-Sur-Richelieu, Canada

I've always believed in open-source culture and Open Source Ecology is another great ramification of this beautiful tree! I think that by sharing the knowledge of industrial disciplines (agriculture, architecture, construction, etc.), people will be able to become more autonomous/less dependent from the markets and their owners. I truly hope that with projects like OSE, people will realize that a true community is based not on sharing incomes, but on sharing ideas and innovations. Long life to Open Source Ecology, long life to the Open Source Culture.