This is a study on open collaborations for appropriate technology, initiated by Akvo.[1]

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Summary[edit | edit source]

Green wikis: Although "green wikis" are mostly not about appropriate technology and thus outside the focus of this study, there are many potential lessons for appropriate technology collaborations:

  • Many of the motives are the same, although the participants in green wikis are probably not as extremely technically oriented as those working on open design projects.
  • There are many more green wikis (and other green collaborations), thus offering a richer set of data, to supplement the experience of appropriate technology open collaborations.

Related projects[edit | edit source]

  • Ed Murfitt, masters student in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art, London. Interviewed people (in the UK, USA, Canada...) working on open / collaborative initiatives, specially ones with a 'sustainable' goal. See Brave New Collaboration.
  • Alexander Tran is doing his senior thesis paper/design project on the impact of open source on humanitarian architecture/design/international development projects,

Notes[edit | edit source]

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