LOSH: A Library of Open Source Hardware - technical documentation in an open graph database.
demonstrator will be available at wikibase.oho.wiki
The work here is based on the Open Know-How Specification v1.0.0, specifically to make the OKHv1 specification applicable to linked open data and rework data fields after latest research results.
However, lots of changes have been made so it's hard to still call this a fork.
After validation this will be proposed to maintainers of the Open Know-How Specification as a new major version of the specification.
Living aboard a sailboat, away from reliable internet connectivity, outside of delivery networks, forces us to explore ways with which we can strenghten and simplify the toolset onto which we rely.
We must abandon 3-in-1 packages, bloated always-online services and general planned obsolesce, and establish practices of recyclism, minimum viable products, small-sharp modular utilities. We see smart and resilience as opposing attributes to a device, smart is inherently contrary to a single purpose tool, and thus incompatible with longtermism.
Our focus over the past years has gradually shifted toward open-source software and modular(combinable) electronics. Looking back, we are proud of the open-source tools that we created, enabling a handful of people to exit subscription services, and inscrutable closed-source utilities. Moving forward, we begin to consider hardware, or at least software that resides closer to the metal.
"Our commitment to openness has foreclosed our imaginations. So long as the problem is defined as one of ‘closure,’ open projects will be blind to other politics, other ways of knowing and understanding how we organise, how we share power, and how we imagine our shared future. The framing of ‘open’ versus ‘closed’ leaves us without the tools needed to confront violent extremism, online radicalisation, rising inequality, and ecological catastrophe."
Cybersalon Afrofuturism Event: Reclaiming Cyberspace, with Douglas Rushkoff, David Bering-Porter, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Derek Richards, Richard Barbrook and Steven Oram and hosted by Eva Pascoe.
The emergence of the Maker Movement has taken place in the context of a design practice and research that is now open, peer-to-peer, diffuse, distributed, decentralized; activity-based; meta-designed; ontologically-defined and defining; locally-bounded but globally-networked and community-centered. For many years the author participated and worked in the Maker Movement, with a special focus on its usage of digital platforms and digital fabrication tools for collaboratively designing and manufacturing digital and physical artifacts as Open Design projects. The author's main focus in practice and research as a meta-designer was in understanding how can participants in distributed systems collaboratively work together through tools and platforms for the designing and managing of collaborative processes. The main research question of this dissertation is: How can we support and integrate the research and practice of meta-designers in analyzing, designing and sharing open and collaborative design and making processes within open, peer-to-peer and distributed systems?
Here’s the catch: all the activists want to believe that there is something bigger than their planetary efforts, a Movement that is intergalactic in scope. A galactic community that is connected, has a shared purpose and acts collectively. They believe in it, because proper movements should work at the scale of humanity as a whole. They aim to be ubiquitous, so that fulfilment of their vision can have as much impact as is imaginable. How else can you tackle global challenges?