Designers, architects and engineers effectively give away their ideas to people who are interested in taking the idea or concept further through a universal redistribution via a free license. Below are a few examples of some of the Open Source tools already providing people with ideas and solutions.
Farm Hack is an example of an open source tool that is enabling innovation in the farming community. Farm Hack provides photos, blueprints and information for those in the farming sector that wish to develop a more resilient way of farming. Everything from an encyclopedia of farm knowledge, water wheel transplanters, chicken coops, germination chambers, drip line installation tools, remote compost monitors, water pumps, mobile distilleries and pedal powered harvesters can be found on the web with how’s to for each tool. Another open source site Precious Plastics offers people access to ideas on how to recycle plastics by turning them into useful products via means of extrusion, shredding and intrusion.
Open Source Recycling Plastics The Precious Plastics Way
With the amount of plastics that go to landfill the plastics team suggests that plastic can easily be recycled using their open source tools under relatively low temperatures and pressures. The open food movement has also been supported by open source with projects like the Australian-based Open Food Network, a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local sustainable food. The Open Source food network has been developed to accumulate and protect open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms for fair and sustainable food systems. This essentially decentralised model of production and distribution has applications across a whole range of industries giving entrepreneurial people the ability to take on and expand on current ideas that are not subject to copyright laws. Open source can be found in almost every industry from electronics, medicine, science and engineering, fashion, computer software and digital content. Exciting times ahead.
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