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How are you using Open Source and DIY solutions to meet care needs?
Ongoing (Actively collecting contributions.)

When it comes to Open Source and DIY solutions to health- and social care problems, there is a key tension between asking for permission and asking for forgiveness. 

Diabetes Pump
Orthodontics

How do these initiatives manage to navigate the legal, administrative, and cultural obstacles to their widespread adoption? How do we ensure that the devices which keep us healthy are safe and that there is an acceptable social contract for the code that runs in our bodies?

  • Can we gather examples where the use of proprietary and non-transparent products, services, processes pose problems for their users.. As well as how they are attempting to address the issues, and who has the responsibility to resolve problems?
  • Can we identify all stakeholders involved in Open Source and DIY solutions to health- and social care, what are their capacities and obstacles?
  • Can we convene a gathering with the aim of finding legal/administrative hacks for existing DIY solutions to health- and social care problems? 
  • Can we get a law firm to offer employees time pro-bono for said legal hack?

How you can contribute:

Share your own experiences and look around to see what others are doing. Get in touch with identified initiatives, interview protagonists and post transcripts online for us to help edit into a number of high quality case studies as a starting point for understanding how we can support their work.

Good for you: When you post you become eligible for the Op3n Fellowship
Good for everyone: Where does this all go? Into the Research phase of Op3nCare.

How to participate:

Open a new document and write down what you have learned through your own experiences and conversations with others. Just let it flow freely, don’t worry about getting it “right” in any way - this is a no judgement space.

When you feel “done”, login to edgeryders.eu and then copy paste your content into a new contribution via the "add my story button" below.
 

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