The goal of OPEN SOURCE ECOLOGY (OSE) is to create an open source economy, a collaborative economy that optimises both production and distribution while providing environmental regeneration and social justice. An efficient economy that increases innovation through open collaboration. To get there, OSE is currently developing a series of open source blueprints for the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – a set of the 50 most important machines necessary for modern life to exist. In the process of creating the GVCS, OSE intends to develop a modular, scalable platform for documenting and developing free and open source hardware – including blueprints for both physical artefacts and for related open enterprises.
MARCIN JAKUBOWSKI (Poland) founded Open Source Ecology in 2003 in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality. Following his formal education (he graduated with honours from Princeton University and earned his Ph.D. in Fusion Physics from the University of Wisconsin) he found himself useless at solving wicked problems and started a farm in rural Missouri – which was to become the birthplace of the GVCS.