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Our Sci In Depth: The Common Profile 

If you’ve been keeping up with the Question Set Library, one particular set stands out: the Common Profile.

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Check Out the Question Set Library

Check Out the Question Set Library  SurveyStack’s newest development in flexible, replicable data collection. What is the Question Set Library? Since the earliest days of Our-Sci, we’ve pursued a central goal: “How can we create more democratic ways for communities to answer a common question about the world?” SurveyStack developed out of a need to […]

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Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management – an interview with Dr. Dorn Cox

Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management – an interview with Dr. Dorn Cox “Our Sci is building some of the key utilities for conducting large-scale public science. One of the core orientations that OpenTEAM has taken – that I think is really important to large-scale collaboration – is focusing on the way in which we ask […]

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Applications open for a new conference on open tech in ag – GOAT

I already get it – take me to the conference page or heck just let me apply now!  Wanting more info… Read on! Why another conference? Information about our food system should be public or easy-to-share. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Food is currently produced by a mix of private and public entities, and information about […]

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We are building a open source reflectometer… and here’s why

“But wait,” you say, “there are already some out there, and they are pretty well designed and reasonably priced!”  Well, yes – there are full spectrometers like the Spectruino ($411), the Open Source Colorometer ($80 + $20 per LED) from IORodeo, and publications from universities describing open colorometer designs (Appropedia and MTU have a good one, but there […]

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Agriculture needs an open solution stack

Farmers may not know about FOSS, but they know when they’re getting the short end of the stick. There’s lots of talk about big data and tech in agriculture… and it falls into two main camps – there’s the ‘machines replace farmers’ camp, ranging from automated tractors, to automated home gardening, to home food computers.  These projects are interesting […]

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