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Open Source Hardware

Can Open Source Hardware Feed the World? 231

jfruhlinger writes "When it comes to food scarcity in the developing world, one of the major problems is production capacity: land that could be arable using modern techniques goes underutilized because locals don't have the ability to build or buy equipment. A group calling itself Open Source Ecology is trying to solve that problem. They've developed a set of open source hardware specs for 50 different industrial machines, which they're calling the Global Village Construction Set."
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Can Open Source Hardware Feed the World?

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Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.