Open collaborative design/Others working within this field

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  • The MIT group behind Thinkcycle (open-source design for underserved communities and the environment) and Instructables which is a website to share step-by-step instructions for building things
  • Adrian Bowyer - The RepRap project (an open-source rapid prototyping machine designed to be capable of self-replication)
  • Fab@Home is a project dedicated to making and using fabbers - machines that can make almost anything, on desktops. The project provides everything needed to know in order to build or buy simple fabbers, and to use it to print three dimensional objects. The hardware designs and software are free and open-source.
  • Terry Hancock - co-founder of Anansi Spaceworks that is attempting to use open source principles to develop space technology. His series of articles titled Towards a free matter economy make interesting reading. Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Massimo Menichinelli - developer of the Open Peer-to-Peer Design concept and design methodology. While Open Design focuses on opening a design project, Open P2P Design focuses on building a community or social system that follows Open P2P principles and organizational forms in order to put in practice a collaborative activity that generates Open Innovations. With Open Design we offer a design project to an Open P2P social system; with Open P2P Design we co-design and enable an Open P2P social system.

...and there must be plenty more...