Individuals, Local Businesses, NUIG, GMIT
Open Source Ecology (OSE) is a network of farmers, engineers, architects and supporters, whose main goal is the eventual manufacturing of an open technological platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small civilization with modern comforts. Groups throughout the US are developing designs and building prototypes in order to pass them on to the main headquarters in Missouri, where the machines are prototyped and tested.
Amongst the many machines that are being developed are: a tractor, a combine harvester, a 3D printer, a saw mill, a car and an electric motor.
OSE are developing open source industrial machines that can be made for a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing their designs online for free (there are no patents). Their goal is to create an open source economy – an efficient economy that increases innovation by open collaboration. Allowing free access to information and technology will, they believe, help create a fairer, more sustainable world for all.
Open Source Ecology
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