Open Manufacturing is about bringing free and open source software
and philosophy to the design and construction of the physical world.
The "open" in open manufacturing can be interpreted in
a few different ways:
And perhaps even more.
These possibilities all flow out of "free and open
source licensing" of designs (or in other words, they are less
likely to happen with proprietary designs).
- open source designs under free licenses
- open to do-it-yourself
- open to end-user dialogue
- open to peer-review
- open to collaboration
- open to cradle-to-cradle analysis
- open to viewing as an ecosystem of processes
- open to democratic participation
- open to new design ideas
- open to new economics
- open to the future
Open Manufacturing is now being discussed at: Google
Groups Open Manufacturing discussion
(Picture credit: Bryan Bishop, GFDL license)