How open source is changing our food
Open Food Week on Opensource.com
Starting on November 17, we will run stories from the open food community about how people are using open source software and methods to improve farming, food, and agriculture systems.
Our planet is currently inhabited by 7 billion people. We believe open source holds a key to building better hardware, methods, and systems to help us grow, harvest, and share food with each other—right where we live, and on a greater scale, with our global neighbors. Out of the sharing economy and the labors of love of open source communities have come innovative ideas that we need today and will need into the future for our food systems.
This coming week, share and read our Open Food Week stories with your friends. Sharing in the open is how we can help others discover the power of an open source world.
Open Food Week collection
Linux for lettuce by Lisa M. Hamilton
The legal and emotional journey the Open Source Seed Initiative took to "free the seed."
3 classic computer games are back (plus, a snack!)
by Joshua Holm
Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, and Tex Murphy are playable using open source tools, and each is paried with a recipe from Mystery Manor.
How do you envision better food in your neighborhood? by Erin White
We need open source to help us feed 9 billion people and create happy communities in the process. Community Food Lab tells us how.
How to channel the spirit of farming into your open food code by
Tips for volunteer retention in open communities, from a software project to a co-op grocery store.
Open food developers have an ancient message for you
by Sumana Harihareswara
Growstuff is an open source project
Dinner can be like open source too by Katie Osterdahl
Ever had a hot pot meal? Well, turns out it's a lot like the methods in which open source communities interact. Try it!
The new food revolution is open by Kirsten Larsen
See how these groups are joining forces: Open Food Network, Farm Hack, Open Source Beehives, Open Source Seed Initiative, and Growstuff.
Inspirational and philosophical article from open source pioneer Michael Tiemann on open farming | Read
Watch TED Talk
Farming technology and machinery that is eco-friendly and reproducable for small-scale communities of all kinds | Read
Grassroots agricultural innovation is advancing by leaps and bounds | Read on Make