Open Community Approach

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Open Community Approach

Open Community is a generalization of the concept of OpenSource and OpenContent to other collaborative effort. The term “open” for an open community refers to the opportunity for anyone to join and contribute to the collaborative effort. The direction and goals are determined collaboratively by all members of the community. The resulting work (“product”) is made available under a free license, so that other communities can adapt and build on them.

An OpenCommunity prefers to use open scientific, educational and technological resources to accomplish the goals of the community:

An Open Community Approach assigns the objectives to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (see e.g. the Community of Practice in the Expert Focus Group for Space and Global Health

Remark[edit]

An Open Community Approach never charges money for a service, a product or educational material. Implementation are driven by donation, donations of labor force to accomplish Open Community Goals.

Workflow[edit]

  • Analyse existing
if they are helpful for accomplishment of e.g. technical, scientific or educational goals.
  • identify missing gaps and quantified the additional development workload.
  • integrate the implementation of
    • additional features in a OpenSource infrastructure, accessible to the community (e.g. GitHub, ...),
    • add additional learning resources to an open respository of learning material (e.g. Wikiversity),
    • provide scientific results to an (Green) Open Access Journal and provide Open Quality Assurance with your expertise to discussion pages.
  • share proposals of projects to the community (Open Proposal Management)

Learning Task[edit]

  • (Fallback) Learn about fallback method in risk management and explain how an open source, open content and open data approach allows an sustainable use of resources even if the human and financial resources are not available in a project or initiative. Other projects and initiatives can pick up the stopped development or branch into new development strains.
  • (Theoretical Background of OCA) Explore the concept of Swarm Intelligence and explain why a divers group are able to solve problems that no one of the group could solve alone. Collaborative effort create more workload, than pushing your own agenda forward without community intelligence. What are your implications for Swarm Intelligence and OCA.
  • (Open Proposal Management) Analyse the concept of Swarm Intelligence (SI) and explain
    • why it is so difficult for scientist to share proposal for scientific grants to the scientific community, even the science is build on the workflow that analyses the state of the art and builds new results on it.
    • Explore the Wikiversity Project Everyone's favorite news site. Explain the benefits and challenges of the project.

History[edit]

In this context of Public Health and Space Technology the Expert Focus Group for Space and Global Health (EFG-SGH - formerly AT6FUI[2]) the “product” of the open community is an “improved public health by application of space technologies”. The definition of the term "Open Community Approach" is derived from the OpenSource definition[3].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. UN-Guidelines for Use of SDG logo and the 17 SDG icons (2016/10) - http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/UN-Guidelines-for-Use-of-SDG-logo-and-17-icons.October-2016.pdf
  2. Expert Focus Group for Space and Global Health - see official United Nations Documents http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/ourwork/psa/globalhealth/
  3. Wikipedia OpenSource Model - derived definition - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_model