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GEOs Open Knowledge

  1. 1. OKS GEO GEO’s Initiatives of Open Source GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy HARDWARE Founder and CEO, GEO Geologist > Geographer > Environmentalist > Geoecologist > ……. 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  2. 2. OKS Open Challenge – 1 billion Good Stoves GEO GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  3. 3. OKS Involving GEO GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE CHILDREN YOUTH COMMUNITY 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  4. 4. OKS Ben Franklin (one of the founding father GEO of America) - on Patents “..as we enjoy great GOSH '09 advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and OPEN SOURCE generously”. HARDWARE 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  5. 5. OKS Demonstration - awareness GEO GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  6. 6. OKS Computers to potters clay everything useful for stoves GEO GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  7. 7. OKS Areas of contribution - Recent GEO GOOD STOVES 1 billion GOSH '09 BIOMASS / BRIQUETTES – AS FUEL Energy democracy, waste management and oil peak by around 2030 BIOCHAR – Production and application The extent of soil degradation induced by human activity since 1945 was evaluated as approximately 2 billion hectares, or 17 percent of Earth's vegetated land, in a recent study sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Global warming – carbon sequestration OPEN TOILETS At 81.7 million tonnes (Mt), commercial fertilizer nitrogen (N) accounts for approximately half of all N reaching global croplands OPEN SOURCE today and supplies basic food needs for at least 40% of the population. IRRIGATION HARDWARE Social engineering, 1200,000 hectares, 18000 schemes in Andhra Pradesh DRINKING WATER AND FLUOROSIS – 400 MILLION CONSUME FLUORIDATED WATER Yearly polluted water contributes to the death of 15 million children MINING AREAS GEOECOLOGICAL RESTORATION SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS MICROENTERPRISES 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  8. 8. OKS GEOs Objects GEO a) Establishing scientific knowledge that can GOSH '09 be made available to the Communities that help achieve objects of the Sustainable Development. b) Promoting CapacityBuilding and Networking to foster Sustainable Development. OPEN SOURCE c) Establishing “Open Source Technology” HARDWARE information dissemination platforms to disseminate the information collected from our innovations / experiences and experiences across the globe for its application to local Communities. 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  9. 9. OKS Good Stoves and Biochar Communities Project – GEO Supported by Good Planet / Action Carbone GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  10. 10. OKS GEO SHARE ABOUT 5 GB + INFO TILL DATE GEO GOSH '09 Websites 3 – http://e-geo.org Saibhaskar.geo http://goodstove.com • 13 blogs http://biocharindia.com • 81 photo albums – 1GB Saibhaskarnakka Saibhaskar.geo2 • 55 blogs • 6 blogs OPEN SOURCE • 83 albums – 1 GB • 32 photo albums – 290 • 18 google videos + 3 HARDWARE MB youtube 10 wordpress blogs 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  11. 11. OKS GEO Share all the knowledge / ideas / designs / technology GOSH '09 without any delay in time in as much places as possible. • Blogs are the best places, which come up with date and time – Other can easily comment, if any such system is already existing OPEN SOURCE – The number of hits by country gives a good idea which people are more interested (yes digital connectivity should also be HARDWARE considered) – The country wise analysis – Confidence that the idea is original will exist – Blogs and websites are accessed by all kinds of people – community the website can be enriched. 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  12. 12. OKS GEO – No barriers as in case of scientific journals, which GOSH '09 are static and are mostly paid journals and very few can access – Post your reply to the comments – This would be dynamic website as with the feedback from – Dont ever alter the posts already published, rather OPEN SOURCE add new text in new posts. The contributions of HARDWARE others should be duly acknowledged. The knowledge becomes commons. – Join expert discussion groups and share as much as you can – The comments from the discussion groups are very much useful in improving the technology 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  13. 13. OKS GEO GOSH '09 Best is the enemy of the Good, share the good and any day we are striving for the best, best was the target, after achieving it is good, the future challenge is again for the OPEN SOURCE best. HARDWARE 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  14. 14. OKS http://www.goodstove.com GEO IS THE KNOWLEDGE GOSH '09 IMPORTANT FOR OTHERS, IS THERE ANY PATTERN IN ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE, WHY PEOPLE ARE OPEN SOURCE VISITING THESE SITES, HARDWARE IS THERE ANY REAL RELELVANCE TO THEM OPEN SOURCE IS BEYOND BORDERS 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  15. 15. OKS GEO VISITORS TO http://goodstove.com From 22nd May 2009 to 1st July 2009 GOSH '09 300 250 200 No. of visitors 150 OPEN SOURCE 100 HARDWARE 50 0 Germany (DE) United Kingdom (GB) Australia (AU) New Zealand (NZ) United States (US) India (IN) Canada (CA) France (FR) Philippines (PH) 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  16. 16. OKS http://www.goodstove.com GEO GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE 22 May 2009 to 1 Jul 2009: 662 visits shown above Statistics updated 2 Jul 2009@05:43GMT: 684 visits [?] Count is updated every 24 hours, but map updates are deliberately different, as explained in Notes and FAQ. Total since 22 May 2007: 13,448. Previous 24hrs: 16. 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA
  17. 17. OKS GEO GOSH '09 OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE 7/14/09 BANFF CANADA

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