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Shareable: Hardware Freedom Day: A Global Celebration of Open Source Hardware

Shareable: Hardware Freedom Day: A Global Celebration of Open Source Hardware | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Like open source software, open source hardware is free and open; anyone can modify, improve and redistribute designs without restriction. With hardware, however, we’re dealing with real-world objects, rather than code. The idea behind the movement is that democratizing innovation drives it further and faster than any one person or company could alone. And, it’s fun! It brings communities together, fosters collaboration and promotes sharing.

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The Dark Side of Sharing

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Sharing may sound fun and social, but it’s also what we do when resources are scarce. And now companies may be moving away from the term.
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Microgenius | Community Shares | Community Enterprise and Investment

Microgenius | Community Shares | Community Enterprise and Investment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microgenius offers an opportunity to buy shares in community led ventures
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Evgeny Morozov on the dangers of Algorithmic Regulation

Algorithmic regulation, whatever its immediate benefits, will give us a political regime where technology corporations and government bureaucrats call all the shots. The Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, in a pointed critique of cybernetics published, as it happens, roughly at the same time as The Automated State, put it best: “Society cannot give up the burden of having to decide about its own fate by sacrificing this freedom for the sake of the cybernetic regulator.”

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Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System

Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The company's proposed system could reinvigorate the movement to build smart contract mechanisms.
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BroadSnark | Hijacking the Sharing Economy

BroadSnark | Hijacking the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There have been a slew of articles lately about how services like Airbnb and Lyft signal the “rise of the sharing economy.” Forbes says it is “unstoppable” and includes a cover that asks “Who wants to be a billionaire?” The Wall Street Journal profiles Airbnb’s founder as a young upstart who is rocking the boat of all those stodgy hotel chains. The economist wants cities and their pesky worrywarts to get out of the way.

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▶ Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative) Interview - OSCON 2014 - YouTube

Simon Phipps has engaged at a strategic level in the world’s leading technology companies, starting in roles such as field engineer, programmer, systems analyst and more recently taking executive leadership roles around open source. He worked with OSI standards in the 80s, on collaborative conferencing software in the 90s, helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM and was instrumental in open sourcing the whole software portfolio at Sun Microsystems.

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Village in a Box: Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build The ... - 3DPrint.com

Village in a Box: Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build The ... - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The project, started by physicist Dr. Marcin Jakubowski, is on a mission to create the next economy.

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Sustainable packaging: there's no such thing as 'waste' - The Guardian

Sustainable packaging: there's no such thing as 'waste' - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This results in serious savings in packaging overall, as seen by cosmetics company, Lush, in its virgin raw material products.

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EFF Wants To Build Open Wireless Router - Tom's Hardware Guide

EFF Wants To Build Open Wireless Router - Tom's Hardware Guide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


"We are offering this hacker alpha release to engage enthusiastic technical users who would like to help us test, develop, improve, and harden the Open Wireless Router," the EFF said.

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LittleBits, a Favorite Tool of Hardware Hackers, Is Now Cloud-Enabled - Wired

LittleBits, a Favorite Tool of Hardware Hackers, Is Now Cloud-Enabled - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

littleBits, whose modular kit makes hardware hacking a lot like playing with Legos, is taking its platform to the Net. The cloudBit, announced today, is a new component that’ll connect any littleBits creation to the internet, allowing it to be programmed through a simple web interface. There have been other kits like this before, powered by Raspberry Pi and Arduino—but while those remain powerful, flexible, and inter-operable, none of them possess littlBits’s plug-and-play simplicity. So with the addition of the cloudBit, littleBits could become a reasonable, DIY gateway to the Internet of Things.

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FirstBuild Micro-factory: Virtual Tour

You are invited to take a tour of the FirstBuild micro-factory. Join our FirstBuild community: http://bit.ly/S9Gxh3.
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King of the commons - San Francisco Bay Guardian

King of the commons - San Francisco Bay Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When Susan King attends the Aug. 24 Sunday Streets in the Mission District — the 50th incarnation of this car-free community gathering, coming the week before her 50th birthday — it will be her last as director of an event she started in 2008.

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Rand Paul: Less government, more sharing economy - HeraldNet

Rand Paul: Less government, more sharing economy - HeraldNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Though libertarian thinking may seem sink-or-swim, Paul showed how less government is good for the hip and trendy sharing economy.

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Bruce Sterling - Smart City States - YouTube

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Calleva Community Energy Co-op

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Calleva Community Energy Co-op has been formed to provide solar power to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) and use the surplus to implement energy efficiency measures to those SME's and help alleviate the fuel poor in the surrounding area.

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Citizen spies take to web to uncover MH17 intel

Citizen spies take to web to uncover MH17 intel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The citizen journalist known as Brown Moses, with the help of his Twitter followers, was able to pinpoint the location of a Buk launcher while it was being transported through a pro-Russian rebel-held town in Ukraine, using only open source information like Google searches and YouTube videos.
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Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver... | TorrentFreak

Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver... | TorrentFreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A few days ago a Dutch movie director asked people to upload a copy of one of his older films onto The Pirate Bay. The filmmaker had become fed up with the fact that copyright issues made his work completely unavailable through legal channels. To his surprise, pirates were quick to deliver.
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▶ Jeff Berwick: Bitcoin Is Equivalent to the Internet in 1993 - YouTube

Perception of Bitcoin now is like of the Internet in 1993. Mt Gox, Tesla and the free market. US government pressuring foreign governments making it harder to get foreign citizenship. Staggering fraud in the banking sector and banker suicides. Crazy Keynsian thinking. Russia and China more free market than the West. Disaster brewing for the West. The move into precious metals stocks. Upcoming crisis conference

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▶ Rachel Botsman on The Reputation Economy | Amplify Festival 2013 - YouTube

Rachel Botsman explores 'The Reputation Economy: Savvy Use of Personal Data for Financial Services Innovation' during the Amplify Festival 2013.

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Emergence in Stigmergic and Complex Adaptive Systems

Emergence in Stigmergic and Complex Adaptive Systems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Complex systems have been studied by researchers from every discipline: biology, chemistry, physics, sociology, mathematics and economics and more. Depending upon the discipline, complex systems theory has accrued many flavors. We are after a formal representation, a model that can predict the outcome of acomplex adaptive system (CAS). In this article, we look at the nature of complexity, then provide a perspective based on discrete event systems (DEVS) theory. We pin down many of the shared features between CAS and artificial systems. We begin with an overview of network science showing how adaptive behavior in these scale-free networks can lead to emergence through stigmergy in CAS. We also address how both self-organization and emergence interplay in a CAS. We then build a case for the view that stigmergic systemsare a special case of CAS. We then discuss DEVS levels of systems specifications and present the dynamic structure extensions of DEVS formalism that lends itself to a study of CAS and in turn, stigmergy. Finally, we address the shortcomings and the limitation of current DEVS extensions and propose the required augmentation to model stigmergy and CAS.

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Open-Source Could Be A New Avenue For Manufacturers - Manufacturing.net (blog)

Open-Source Could Be A New Avenue For Manufacturers - Manufacturing.net (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Have you heard about the open-source revolution?

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How open source launched my small business - opensource.com

How open source launched my small business - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open source hardware has truly changed my life. It allowed me to launch my own business. "How so," you might ask? Well, let's take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we?

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Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money - New York Times (blog)

Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money - New York Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Remember how the open source software movement was supposed to be like Woodstock, with everybody sharing and everything free? An entire economy where you gave a little to get a lot, in a place of love and software?

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The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses

The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From new technology to everyday materials to rebooting school woodshop and home ec classes, makerspaces challenge students to open their minds and expand their skillsets.
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A downside to 'shared economy' - The Seattle Times

A downside to 'shared economy' - The Seattle Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Like VRBO, HomeAway and similar platforms, Airbnb occupies the lodging sector of the “sharing economy.” I come not to address the legal concerns such services raise.

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