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  • Trenton Cronholm/U.S.A/mixture of Swedish and French ancestry, but in the US you would call me Caucasian or white
  • I am located in either, Dallas, TX or Los Angeles, California
  • Contact Information –
  • Introductory Video- Later...
  • Resume/CV – Tutoring and 3 years of college, not much more that needs to be said, but I can make it stretch for a page and a half if you are interested
  • Hobbies and Pastimes- I haven't eaten out in 2 years, everything I eat, I prepare myself. I live extremely frugally, I make my own soap, toothpaste, render lard, etc... If I can make it myself I usually take that option. I bike or run most days. I read eclectically. I know quite a bit about nutrition and exercise. I keep abreast of the news, and I am currently researching various aspects of the "green" movement and technologies, as well as the societal and bureaucratic roadblocks to creating an improved world.


Why are you motivated to support/develop this work?

...complex answer,the simplification is that you have a good idea, need help, and that I am in a position to give it.
  • Do you endorse open source culture?
  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?
See above
  • Are you interested in teaching about the GVCS?
  • Are you interested in economic relocalization possibilities arising from the GVCS?
They have fascinating implications for areas that are not already "established" in a modern sense.
  • Do you want to use the GVCS technologies yourself? Do you want to build them yourself?
Some of them
  • Are you interested in starting up enterprise using the GVCS technologies?
Not really, commercial anything isn't all that appealing
  • Are you interested in having the GVCS technologies fabricated by your local custom fabricator?
It would be great if that could happen, but the red tape would be prohibitive I imagine.
  • Are you interested in applying the GVCS to third world development? To redevelopment of crisis areas? To development of derelict areas in the developed world?
  • Are you interested in starting up Industry 2.0 flexible fabrication enterprises for your local community, by drawing from a global repository of freely down-loadable designs and fabricating using open source fabrication equipment?
Once again I hold out little hope against the litigiousness of modern american society and the prohibitiveness of it construction regulation.
  • Are you interested in the potential of the GVCS for developing local food systems?
  • Are you interested in doing academic studies/papers, publishing books, or doing other analysis of our efforts?
Well if I work with you long enough I would be willing to draft an analysis of the efficacy of your methods.
  • Are you interested in financial investment opportunities arising from our work?
Bah, I am not interested in personal wealth.
  • Are you interested in the distributive economic aspects of our work, and if so, how do you see this playing out?
I am interested in a scholarly sense. Too soon for my opinion to be more than just barks and yips.
  • Are you interested in building renewable energy production facilities based on open hardware (solar concentrator electric, wind, biomass power)
  • Are you interested in building resilient communities based on access to the GVCS?
Hmm... I am interested to see if these communities are interested in building themselves
  • Are you interested in creating a bug-out hut using GVCS technologies?
Actually I was thinking about doing something like that with earthbags as the primary material.
  • How do you think that the GVCS can help alleviate the instabilities of global monetary systems?
It can help, yes.
  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues related to resource conflicts?
Depends, but I imagine it would help in many environs
  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues of overpopulation?
Insomuch as it brings about societal stability, so also will it alter child rearing strategies. Beyond that, it is hard to say.
  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues of resource depletion and environmental degradation?
Locally yes, globally, I would say it is economically unlikely
  • Do you have any other comments that you'd like to make? I'd say that I have blathered on quite enough


You guys need help with your wiki, I can help with that.
  • What have you already contributed to the OSE project?
Wiki tech support so far


  • Graphic designer?
No, but I created about 50 free use .svg rendering for use in mathematics and sundry other article in wikipedia. Most were quite good, but not professional


I was an Eagle scout. I did volunteer work in high school. I have organized groups and lead them effectively, but it is not something that I seek out, it usually just happens.

Computer Support

  • Are you familiar with open source software?
  • Do you use Linux?
  • Are you a computer programmer?
  • Have you administered a wiki?
I helped administer Wikipedia for a year and a half (writing, organizing, graphics, dispute resolution, bug reporting, content assessment, voting and project collaboration), but I never applied for, acquired, nor used admin tools (I.E. page deletion, page protection and blocking disruptive users and IPs.)


Personal finances only.


Societal paradigms are fascinating to me. I am most interested in the process of rapid societal evolution that we area part of. Regarding the development of a particular social contract, yes I am interested, but it must be practicable on a large scale. Utopianism and idle philosophizing are not anything but daliance.

Home Economics

I can cook just about anything, but I have never cooked for more than 16 people, nor have I worked in an industrial level kitchen. I am more inclined towards baking since it is more precise.


I have played around with Blender for a while, but that was 4 years ago.


I grew up building stuff. I enjoy working with wood and especially the lathe. I am at a hobbyest level in most things however.

Electronics and Magnetics

I know basic E&M(college intro level)


I have little experience with automation


I am not a metallurgist


I am not a trained engineer


  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?
Digitally for now.
  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?
Depends, I am on leave for the semester so I have more free time now than I will later.
  • Are you interested in working with us for pay?
No, money does not interest me.
  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?
Impractical for the near future
  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?
$10 is not much, certainly, but I just got here and would rather contribute time initially.
  • 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?
Some, not all
  • 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.
It is fascinating and I think I would enjoy it. However I am not sure what I am going to be doing in 2013. So we'll just have to wait and see.