Jean Lievens: Manufacturing Should Embrace Open Source

Categories: Manufacturing
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Why I think Manufacturing Software should embrace Open Source

Andy at Phase2Automation

Reasons: quality, value for the customer, value for the integrator, ecosystem, talent.

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Apr 10

Jean Lievens: The Unionization of Digital Workers — Next Big Thing?

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Phi Beta Iota: Brother Jean has pointed to a Financial Times article for which payment is demanded, good-bye Financial Times. The core material: “Future of work” is a hot topic. Sara Horowitz and Freelancers Union could be indicators of unionization and influence potential. Out of a population of 319 million in the USA, more or less, 53 million are said to be working as free lancers. The future of work, as Richard Wolff has now realized, is dependent on the future of democracy — without electoral reform we cannot bring democracy into the workplace. The future of work — if it is to be characterized by prosperity for all and peace across Earth — demands holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering. Root, however, is OpenPower — Electoral Reform.

 

 

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Apr 8

Jean Lievens: Forget Sharing — Go Circular Economy

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Forget the ‘sharing economy': technology is about to usher in the ‘circular’ economy

A ‘circular supply chain’ using technology can achieve sustainable production and business growth

An open, networked business-to-business platform that connects entire supply chains can serve as the enabler for progressive enterprises with the foresight to seize the opportunity.

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Mar 19

Antechinus: 50 Cent Folding Microscope

Antechinus

Antechinus

A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

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Jan 31