Open source ecology WTF?

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smoth
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Open source ecology WTF?

Post by smoth » 04 Nov 2011, 16:27

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/622 ... newsletter

When did open source become synonymous with hippy commune? did I miss something?
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by luckywaldo7 » 04 Nov 2011, 17:50

Open source and hippies pretty much go hand-in-hand:
*Sharing
*Freedom
*People with long dirty hair
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by KaiserJ » 04 Nov 2011, 17:57

that's a great deal for 40k. i should buy one
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by smoth » 04 Nov 2011, 18:04

luckywaldo7 wrote:Open source and hippies pretty much go hand-in-hand:
*Sharing
*Freedom
*People with long dirty hair
Why is it called open "source?"

That part I don't get

To me it was always "open source" with the implication being the source refers to CODE
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by momfreeek » 04 Nov 2011, 18:36

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware
like makerbot

http://opensourceecology.org/about.php
A modern, comfortable lifestyle relies on a variety of efficient Industrial Machines. If you eat bread, you rely on an Agricultural Combine. If you live in a wood house, you rely on a Sawmill. Each of these machines relies on other machines in order for it to exist. If you distill this complex web of interdependent machines into a reproduceable, simple, closed-loop system, you get these:

The GVCS 50:
Just like Settlers (Anno) but IRL!
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by scifi » 04 Nov 2011, 19:55

momfreeek wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware
like makerbot

http://opensourceecology.org/about.php
A modern, comfortable lifestyle relies on a variety of efficient Industrial Machines. If you eat bread, you rely on an Agricultural Combine. If you live in a wood house, you rely on a Sawmill. Each of these machines relies on other machines in order for it to exist. If you distill this complex web of interdependent machines into a reproduceable, simple, closed-loop system, you get these:

The GVCS 50:
Just like Settlers (Anno) but IRL!
Anno 2070! ;D
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by MidKnight » 04 Nov 2011, 20:00

Their explanation:
Open Source- we freely publish our 3d designs, schematics, instructional videos, budgets, and product manuals on our open source wiki and we harness open collaboration with contributors.
Maybe they should have dropped the "source." I don't see any code involved, but it's certainly an "open" project.

That said, these guys are definitely doing some very cool things, although it has nothing to do with the free software movement.
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by momfreeek » 04 Nov 2011, 20:05

when referring to code "source" is already a bastardisation isn't it?
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by MidKnight » 04 Nov 2011, 20:46

Not really. What's wrong with "source code?"
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by momfreeek » 04 Nov 2011, 21:08

Nothing wrong with it, just that language changes based on popularly understood meaning. Is the "source" of a computer program, the programmer who wrote it, the place you got it from or the written code?

Given the understood meaning of "open source", I think "open-source hardware" works too. I'm sure Richard Stallman would disagree though..
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by knorke » 04 Nov 2011, 21:10

i guess "source" can also mean construction plans, circuit diagram and generally instructions how to make stuff. And it is "open" because usually you do not get the CAD files if you buy a car.
open source microcontroller:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by momfreeek » 04 Nov 2011, 21:41

scifi wrote:Anno 2070! ;D
No, Anno 2011!

Except:
A modern, comfortable lifestyle
how do I make an Xbox with this plastic extruder and this midget tractor?
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by PicassoCT » 04 Nov 2011, 22:51

Curse those stoned, drug taken flower huggers. A real man eats like a dinosaur, fucks like a ape and codes in his closet. Thats what beeing open sauce was always all about, growing mushrooms.
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by smoth » 04 Nov 2011, 23:05

PicassoCT wrote:A real man fucks like a dinosaur, codes like a ape and eats in his closet.
fixed
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by hoijui » 05 Nov 2011, 12:42

luckywaldo7 wrote:*People with long dirty hair
maaaaan! it is not dirty! it is natural fat that the body produces to protect the hair! it is meant to stay, not meant to be washed away once per day by artificial chemicals, you sicko!

learn2know!

Image
i kill you!

.. not that i would care about this matter, for real.

edit:
i like this project a lot!
i am sure that some fork of it will be used by the first humans on mars.
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by Teutooni » 06 Nov 2011, 01:01

What is this, the Garden of Eden Creation Kit?
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by Karl » 06 Nov 2011, 01:09

Teutooni wrote:What is this, the Garden of Eden Creation Kit?
Yo this ain't "After nuke boomboom".
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by Panda » 12 Nov 2011, 17:51

smoth wrote:
luckywaldo7 wrote:Open source and hippies pretty much go hand-in-hand:
*Sharing
*Freedom
*People with long dirty hair
Why is it called open "source?"

That part I don't get

To me it was always "open source" with the implication being the source refers to CODE
It's most likely because farmers, engineers, and supporters are involved. When they say source, they must mean human resources. I bet they also used that term to make it sound technologically advanced.
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by CarRepairer » 12 Nov 2011, 19:13

I didn't even blink. Old news taking a techie term and using it to market something unrelated. "High Definition" sunglasses. "Nanotechnology" diet pills. "Google" Frog.
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Re: Open source ecology WTF?

Post by momfreeek » 12 Nov 2011, 19:46

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