Dive into the open (source) waters.

We’re always gathering interesting projects, tools and publications on how to work with open source production. Browse these sections if you’re ready for some long-reading and hands-on work.

Related projects (A-Z)


Creating a sustainable economy through the commons
> cosmolocalism.eu

Distributed Design Market Platform
> distributeddesign.eu

Social manufacturing platform for open innovation and co-creation
> iproduce-project.eu

Open Know-How community
Setting of new standards for open source innovation
> openknowhow.org

Open-source based capability building in latecomer firms
> unepdtu.org

Circular economy business models
> reflowproject.eu

The Open Hardware Observatory (OHO)
Search engine and assessment platform for sustainable open hardware
> oho.wiki

The Open Source Imaging Initiative (OSI2)
Community-based development of medical imaging devices
> opensourceimaging.org


Open source hardware in healthcare
> careables.org

> iit.tu-berlin.de

Making Sense
Open source approach for local communities
> making-sense.eu

Platforms for maker communities
> make-it.io

Methods and tools for community-based product development
> opensourcedesign.cc

Toolkit to create open source business models
> remodel.dk

Made with CC

What is an open source license and what alternatives does open source practices offer companies and organisations? 

In the book “Made with Creative Commons”, Paul Stacey and Sarah Hinchliff Pearson dive into how we share resources and why it isn’t working – and present several examples of companies and organisations that have successfully made revenue using open-source principles.

The full book can be found here. Of course, it’s open source, so that you yourself can reuse, remix, and share it however you want.