Toward a Federation of Bay Area DIY Communities
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Points of Unity
- DIWO (Do It With Others)
- Unity through diversity
- Adherence to the principles of Open Source Appropriate Technology
- Vinay Gupta's three principles for OSAT:
1. I will not permit any human being to be deprived of live-giving technology by the profit motive.
2. Any works that I patent I will make available to others who are engaged in humanitarian activity for free, except where this would breach other contractual responsibilities.
3. I will not use patent law to slow the pace of innovation or service delivery to the needy under any circumstances (via "Starting an anti-patent-abuse appropriate technology political bloc? by Vinay Gupta.