The Call is Up And Published On The Website.
hey. I started to write the call for cities for the 2018 event. I think this year I’d like to put motivational bits on top. Here is a first draft. It would be great to have this part in good English (without making it too long). If you are a native speaker it would be great if you help to improve the English writing. Post is a wiki.
OSCEDAYS 2018 CALL FOR LOCAL ORGANIZERS & CALL FOR CONTENT
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Planet Earth is doomed [LINK 1]. And although so many people knew [LINK 2, 3, 4] about upcoming problems no change was made. Climate change is marching [LINK 5]. Resource shortages start to pop up [LINK 6]. Species extinction is faster than ever before [LINK 7]! And the current rise of fascist movements in some parts of the world are a first glimpse of what happens when people get scared because things change too quickly.
It is clear – you can’t solve problems with the same systems that created it. For humanity and it’s economy this means we need to change the way we collaborate with each other.
Open Source is a collaboration methodology based on transparency and in favour of distributed collaboration that arose with the internet. It is argued by the OSCEdays that this the most promising path [LINK MISSION STATEMENT] to develop the collaboration patterns, products and services for a truly ecological ‘circular’ economy [LINK CE DEFINITION] that can supply humanity without turning the planet into a death zone for the majority of life on it.
But making change to behaviours such as collaboration is very hard. Especially when the tools and processes that we need to replace are developed that strongly and embedded so deeply in our society. It’s true. Outside of software Open Source (or other transparency and openness based models) are not as well developed. Yet! Let’s create more experiments, let’s have more fails, learn from them and make progress! Open Source is something we all can do and start to develop, right now.
We need to reinvent most of our systems and products to make them circular [LINK POSTER] – make them a part of a sustainable ecological economy. And we need to do that using open source tools and open source resources [LINK SOLUTIONS]. And we need to create them as Open Source businesses – as platforms [LINK BUSINESS MODELS] – that benefit from openness and build their growth and impact on it. [LINK JAIMES ARTICLE]
So we invite you again this year, to turn on your brains and creativity, turn on your optimism and lust for life, fight for a positive future vision: activate your community and start to look with us and others across the globe into exploring an open source circular economy.
Here is a Guide for Participation:
– H O W –
[I will add the technical stuff later]
LINK 1 Growth: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/out-of-eden-walk/galleries/2015-03-trajectory-anthropocene-great-acceleration/
LINK 2 Limits To Growth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limits_to_Growth
LINK 3 Silent Spring: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Spring
LINK 4 Climate Change: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_climate_change_science#Scientists_increasingly_predict_warming,_1970s
LINK 5 Nasa: https://climate.nasa.gov/
LINK 6 China: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_Earths_Trade_Dispute
LINK 7 Species: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/20/selective-blindness-lethal-natural-world-open-eyes-environment-ecosystem / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollinator_decline