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January 20, 2007

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Architecture for Humanity

By the way, speaking of open-source processes and design, I just learned about Architecture for Humanity’s plan for an Open Architecture Network:

By embracing open-source technology and removing barriers to the improvement, distribution, and implementation of well-designed solutions, we can, more than ever before, ensure that communities in need receive innovative, sustainable and, most importantly, dignified shelter. Since the mid-1990s, the sharing of information and technology has steadily gained popularity in the high-tech and arts communities. Why not adopt this approach in the area of humanitarian reconstruction and long-term development?
I’m a bit skeptical, but it’s also well-established that I’m a sap and an open-source triumphalist, so I wish them luck.

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Posted January 20, 2007 at 8:18 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Design, Society/Culture
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