Penguin: Open Source Blockchain w/o Native Crypto

Design, Software

Yosemite X announces first open-source public blockchain without native cryptocurrency

Yosemite X, a blockchain technology company, today announced the release of its open-source public blockchain that operates without a native cryptocurrency, giving developers and businesses the ability to build solutions and reduce costs, without the price volatility of crypto.

This approach enables companies to reap the benefits of blockchain – greater transparency, enhanced security, increased efficiency, speed of transactions at scale – and pay for their network usage with more stable fiat currencies.

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Penguin: Is EU Killing #GoogleGestapo?

Access, Cloud, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Design, Software

Most do not understand that the EU’s new regulations are not really about privacy and copyright, they are about killing #GoogleGestapo and particularly Google, Instagram, and YouTube. Any image, any video, that displays any brand leads to an “all stop” that requires checking and approval by the brand owner before publishing. This could be interpreted as the Deep State’s very clever  way of shutting down the Internet social media complex.

On the bright side…

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Penguin: Open Value

Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Software

OPEN VALUE: Accounting for value created in open collaborative networks – the case of SENSORICA

“A value network is a business analysis perspective that describes social and technical resources within and between businesses. The nodes in a value network represent people (or roles). [1]”

Inspired by the abstract concept of the “value network”, Sensorica is a network of real people spread across the globe that currently experiment with ways of creating value together in the real world economy. Sensorica is composed of academics, engineers, farmers and computer programmers and the core products are sensors for scientific measurement and for industrial applications.

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Penguin: Open Source for Everyone?

Design

Open Source for Everyone?

Proponents of open source architecture say it could solve the global housing crisis. The reality is a little more complicated.

Open source architecture—or a “citizen-centered design movement” that aims to democratize the power of design—has been gaining traction over the last decade, but the idea isn’t entirely new. People have been thinking about ways to take the power of design from the hands of architects and design professionals for as long as those professions have existed.

Sepp Hasslberger: 3D Printer Builds Houses from Mud

Design, Economics/True Cost, Hardware, Innovation, Manufacturing, Materials
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Constructing houses out of mud with a 3D printer … this looks like a great advance for getting building costs down to what can be afforded locally just about anywhere!

The world’s largest Delta 3D printer creates nearly zero-cost homes out of mud

The future of affordable (and sustainable) housing may lie with 3D printing. The World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) has unveiled the world’s largest delta-style 3D printer, which can build full-size buildings out of mud and clay for nearly zero cost. The massive BigDelta printer stands 12 meters tall (40 feet), and it’s nearly completed its first house at a cost of just 48 euros so far.  Read more, watch video, see compelling photographs.

Marcin Jakubowski: Earn 10% for Referrals on Our $75,000 Kickstarter Campaign to Build an Open Source House

Design, Innovation, Knowledge, Manufacturing

OSE MarcinROBERT STEELE: I cannot over-state the importance of the work that Dr. Marcin Jakubowski and his team are doing with Open Source Ecology and the Global Village Construction Set. They have added a plastic recycling and printing machine to the latter. Now they need your help raising the last $8,000 in a $75,000 campaign at kick-starter to build an Open-Source House Tool-Kit, all plans free online. Use the link below to become a referrer, make 10%, and help this worthy project in its final ten days of fund-raising.

https://open-building.kickbooster.me/

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Jean Lievens: Open-Source Toolkit for Home Building Cheap, Easy, and Green from Marcin Jacubowski and Catarina Mota

Architecture, Design, Manufacturing, Materials, Resilience
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Open-Source Toolkit Aims to Make Home Building Cheap, Easy and Green

As open source advocates and newlyweds, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota decided to reinvent the home-building wheel a few years back. In the process, they have been developing an entirely open-source toolkit that makes the design and construction of eco-friendly, off-grid modular housing easier, cheaper, and faster through use of modular designs, rapid-build construction, social production, locally-sourced materials, and open-source machines.

Image of $25K Open Source Starter Home Below the Fold

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Daniel Wahl: Transition Design as Holistic Science in Action

Cultural Intelligence, Design, Earth Intelligence, Economics/True Cost, Peace Intelligence
Daniel Wahl
Daniel Wahl

Transition Design as Holistic Science in Action

In the face of the converging crises of climate change, resource depletion, environmental degradation, and unacceptable economic inequality and suffering – particularly in the global South – designers everywhere are called to assume a deeper responsibility for the impacts of their work. Designers are finally stepping up to the challenge that David Orr so aptly described in The Nature of Design (link is external). We are challenged to “redesign the human presence on Earth.”

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“to make the World work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”

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Robert Steele: An Open Letter to All European Ministers on Peace Through Open Everything

#OSE Open Source Everything, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Transparency
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

An Open Letter to All European Ministers

Esteemed Ministers,

On 27 May the Competitiveness Council in Brussels announced a European decision to achieve Open Access to all scientific research data by 2020. This decision, and the implementing European framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, will be recognized by future generations as the first serious step toward the creation of a prosperous world at peace. With this one decision Europe is turning away from centuries of war and waste; away from scientific reductionism, away from corporate ownership of public knowledge, away from legal barriers to innovation, and away from government neglect of the public interest.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Goring the Oxen — Palantir, Facebook, Google — and Noticing Steele’s Idea for Open Source Micro-Payments in Blockchain

Architecture, Cloud, Design, Governance, Innovation, Software
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

From My Palantir Archive: Security

With Socom embracing Palantir for maybe three years, my question is, “Does Palantir have safeguards in place which will make a third Buzzfeed type article a low probability or 0.000001 event? Yikes, two articles based on what may be leaked internal information. What happens if sensitive military information goes walkabout?

VK.com: An Alternative to Facebook

The Reinterpretation of Google History

and on a more positive note, we are honored to have this idea noticed and further promulgated:

Open Source Software Needs a Micro-Payment Program