March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Thursday, March 8 • 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Translating Linux Success to Open Hardware - Marcin Jakubowski, Open Source Ecology

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This presentation explores the challenges of scaling an open hardware business. The presenter's team builds open source industrial machines and houses - and they are pushing the limits towards non-proprietary development across the ~$70 trillion economy of the non-software, physical goods. Marcin will share his experience with the Global Village Construction Set experiment - an initiative to open source critical infrastructure machines for building modern civilization. As Linux has changed the world of software development to non-proprietary - what are the key ingredients and lessons learned for translating this model to physical goods - to shifting the proprietary and patented norm to open source? Marcin discusses Open Source Ecology's program aimed at this transition, and how OSE is approaching financial feedback loops in volunteer-based, non-proprietary hardware development.

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Marcin Jakubowski

Executive Director, Open Source Ecology
Marcin Jakubowski is a Polish-American who came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin. Frustrated with the lack of relevance to pressing world issues in his education, he... Read More →

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Thursday March 8, 2018 4:10pm - 4:40pm PST