I gave this talk, “Ending Poverty with Open Hardware” in Reykjavik earlier this year. It addresses how open source appropriate technology could change the world and save millions upon millions of lives.
Appropedia and the open source appropriate technology movement that it support are key parts of reducing poverty and its effects worldwide. With the right tools, even very poor people can enjoy reasonable health and food security and we see free information sharing about solutions as being key to that global effort. Please do everything you can to support Appropedia, and if you can make it to San Francisco, come to the first annual Open Sustainability Network this weekend, 18th and 19th of October.
Here are the slides from the talk.