A pivotal p2p transition moment: Open Source Ecology launches Extreme Manufacturing platform | P2P Foundation

Via Scoop.itdigital culture

The birth of the era of mass production, based on economies of scale, which is now ending, was when Ford instituted the Assembly line. The birth of the era of physical peer production, based on economies of scope, occured thanks to the convergence of Marcin Jakubowski’s Open Source Ecology, an integrated set of openly designed machines that can sustain a ‘Global Village’; and Wikispeed’s pioneering use of distributed software development techniques, to the production of the Wikispeed open source car.

Like the invention of Bitcoin as a first workable post-Westphalian currency, this is another seminal moment in the transition to a peer to peer society.

Via blog.p2pfoundation.net

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