The case for open source appropriate technology

@article{Pearce2012TheCF,
  title={The case for open source appropriate technology},
  author={Joshua M. Pearce},
  journal={Environment, Development and Sustainability},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={425-431}
}
  • Joshua M. Pearce
  • Published 23 April 2012
  • Economics
  • Environment, Development and Sustainability
Much of the widespread poverty, environmental desecration, and waste of human life seen around the globe could be prevented by known (to humanity as a whole) technologies, many of which are simply not available to those that need it. This lack of access to critical information for sustainable development is directly responsible for a morally and ethically unacceptable level of human suffering and death. A solution to this general problem is the concept of open source appropriate technology or… 

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