I’ve been infected with an idea

Consider: copyright, patents and trademarks are not about creating exclusivity, perpetual ownership or unassailable rights to an idea, creative work or process.

Rather they are about giving a creator a limited opportunity to benefit from their work. A work that is derived by individual(s) from within their communities.

You write a book, derived from your experiences with in your community, who really created the work?  You, your muse or your community? Your community at large has given you a limited copyright to exclusively benefit from your effort, after which time your work will return to the common domain. Then others can benefit, create, extend, build upon, mashup and generally be creative upon the foundations that you were able to also be creative upon.

You can therefore see how this same principle applies, to a song, pictures, film, drugs, processes or ideas. This is the under laying founding principle of all copyright and patent law. That it has been twisted from this foundation is as a result of lawyers, executives and often missed named producers, altogether whom produce little, wear suits, bind up creativity, steal the art and parasitize the artist.

Thank God for the internet, where ideas are asserting their natural inclination for freedom, where artists can get rewarded for their effort and individuals can seek out what resonates with them. Art being more than sound and sights, the art of programming grows with free exchange, open source. Information, Wikipedia. Hardware, cnc and 3d printing. This is just the top of the iceberg.

A few of things are needed:opensource

  • Become a true fan.
  • Become a contributed.
  • Become a creator.
  • Become a user.

Resources

Some resources out on the ‘Net.
everywheretech.org
sarap.is
www.icehubs.com
beta.knowable.org
www.opensourcewarehouse.org
opendesignengine.net
www.sparkfun.com
www.alchematter.org
www.adafruit.com
ouishare.net
icebauhaus.com

There is a huge set of resources out there and each of these leads off in to another line of things these people are involved in and have also found.
All this is great and gives us all an opportunity to find a place where we can develop our passion and join others with a similar desire.

Why not start it.

Been following the wiki house site, they were talking about how the CNC tabled used to cut out the plywood to make the house can also be used to cut out the plywood to make a CNC table.

Unfortunately, as you search the ‘Net there is a lot of talk on various subjects but sometime a lack of the actual.

So my question is where is the CNC table used in this video?

Have a look at 3:40, the table exists and the table can build a table. So where are the plans.

wikihousetable

As Chris and I were talking, she made a interesting comment. If a CNC table can make itself, what if you got given (free) a CNC table with the stipulation that you had to make one and give it away. With the ongoing stipulation that the receiver had to make one and give it away.

Kind of like Habitat for Humanity, here people get helped in to a house, but they have to work on their own house to get it.

Get a table by working with your provider to build your table, give a table but have the receiver work with you to get it.

 

Makertorium

Coming in 10 days time.

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If you live in the Wairarapa and want a lift to this event, we are looking at taking a van full, so the first six people get a seat.

contact@opensourcegathering.net.nz

 

Wiki House

Making homes from plywood and a CNC table.

Now a CNC table that can cut 18mm 2.4m x 1.2m ply is my idea of a toy I would want. Now could I make it pay for it’s self?

Wiki house embraces two of my favorite things, Creative Commons and something I could cut myself on.

wikihouseClick the picture to go to their site and have a look at this video. I am going to be interested to follow these guys and see where their journey takes them.