Open guide to open objects

We want to collect your experiences with open source product design and condense it into a manual to inspire others to join the movement.  

 

The term "open source" is becoming a trend among product designers. We see websites and initiatives appear here and there with a lot of good intentions but sometimes missing the point and often creating confusion. Design magazines and blogs are always rushing into calling an openly published creation "open source" but rarely talk about the license or propose schematics or design files to download.  

 

  During the past 3 years of existence of the collective Libre Objet and the many workshops we organized, we have spent a lot of time trying to explain what could be open source product design, and what it implied. Of course, there is a lot of info to digest and not really a comprehensive documentation so far that could help someone get in the train of libre product design.  

 

  With the time available during Interactivos and the diversity of people joining for these two weeks, we made this manual a reality and are happy to realease "the guide to start making and publishing libre and open source objets". We hope that this tool could be a base for teaching and learning about open source product design, a collective memory of what one should know today to get started and join the movement, a reference students, amateurs and professionals would have in their back pocket when they go out to explain what they are passionate about. 

 

    You can find the book online at http://books.libreobjet.org If you wish to modify the book, the sources are available at https://github.com/libreobjet/open-guide  

 

  This book is finished and not finished. There is many things that can be improved and we also hope it could be translated. So don't hesitate to contact us at @libreobjet or by email at hello@libreobjet.org to help us improve this project.

Tags: 

  • libre
  • objects_in_common
  • objetos
  • objetos_comunes
  • design
  • open hardware
  • open source
  • books
  • hardwarelibre
  • software libre
  • free hardware/software

Categories: 

  • Interactivos?'15

Start date: 

Thursday, 29 October, 2015
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Document Link | 28/12/2015 - 21:18 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
El manual de Libre Objet en linea!
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Document Link | 21/12/2015 - 22:04 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Read it online at http://books.libreobjet.org
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Document of text | 16/12/2015 - 20:41 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Version printed at 11:45 titled Diverted Derived Design.
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Document Link | 15/12/2015 - 12:37 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Phaune radio is certainly a wise choice for doing "writing" work. They call themselves "cabinet de curiosités sonores".
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Document Link | 14/12/2015 - 14:00 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Listening to this while working on the book
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Posts | Mon, 14/12/2015 - 12:33 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Hey "Open guide to open objets" is quite descriptive, but we could find a more catchy title for the book. Would you like to help us?
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Posts | Sun, 13/12/2015 - 10:42 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Hello, We are Libre Objet and we are currently writing an "Open guide to open objects" (Guia abierta a objetos abiertos) at Medialab-Prado.
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Posts | Mon, 07/12/2015 - 11:07 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
To exchange files and illustrations with the group, we are going to use Sparkleshare. http://sparkleshare.org/
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Posts | Sat, 05/12/2015 - 23:16 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
After a full day and a short morning brainstorming around what we wanted to talka about and how we wanted to talk about it, we've settled for 6 sections for the book.
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Posts | Wed, 11/11/2015 - 22:13 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 1
As we slowly prepare for Interactivos'15, why not get into the mood by sharing our most inspiring resources and books about design.
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Document Link | 28/12/2015 - 21:18 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
El manual de Libre Objet en linea!
Julien Deswaef's picture
Document Link | 21/12/2015 - 22:04 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Read it online at http://books.libreobjet.org
Julien Deswaef's picture
Document of text | 16/12/2015 - 20:41 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Version printed at 11:45 titled Diverted Derived Design.
Julien Deswaef's picture
Document Link | 15/12/2015 - 12:37 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Phaune radio is certainly a wise choice for doing "writing" work. They call themselves "cabinet de curiosités sonores".
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Document Link | 14/12/2015 - 14:00 Posted by Julien Deswaef | Nº of comments: 0
Listening to this while working on the book

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