-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Can we build a world with open source?
,----[ Quote ]
| Vinay Gupta is a Scottish-Indian engineer who designs low-cost homes for poor
| parts of the world or disaster zones, and then makes them freely available on
| the internet so others can do the building. His flagship is the Hexayurt
| shelter system, which costs around $200 (£142). It uses common building
| materials, including insulation boards - which, he claims, are a third of the
| cost of a tent. The business plan is to cut the price of essential goods and
| services to the point where the poor can afford them. Gupta is just one
| example of a global movement that offers an alternative to the scandalous
| tales of banking avarice that have saturated the world's media.
| Open source is on a roll and the interesting thing is that it is now
| expanding into hardware. The global recession, coinciding with an
| unprecedented expansion of social networks ought to give it a big boost and
| turn the new model into a global force. If you fancy an open source mobile
| phone try Openmoko.com. Want to be part of an open source project building a
| different kind of car? Look at theoscarproject.org.
Let's Use Stimulus to Boost Open Source in Schools
,----[ Quote ]
| Obama wants stimulus to transform schools. Linux, anyone?
| Without squabbling over the politics of what the new US president wants for
| our educational system, the fact of the matter is he now has access to
| enormous spending power to potentially improve what schools’ financial
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----