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OSArch - Open Source in AEC

OSArch helps support a built environment created with free software, increased transparency, and a more ethical approach.

Estimated Annual Budget
$4,620
Today's Balance
$5,437.36
A solid foundation
$10,000
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This project looks to develop a Inkscape plugin to convert a SVG, from BlenderBIM, to an intellig...

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To develop the ability to visualize the layers that make up a layered wall/slab/covering/etc in B...

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Roundtrip IFC annotation between FreeCAD and BlenderBIM, and hopefully others.

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Sailor

$1,600 USD since Aug 2023

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Lukas Alberts

$480 USD since Jul 2022

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Nigel Lamb

$315 USD since Sep 2022

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Sven Amiet

$251 USD since Sep 2022

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Daniel

$250 USD since Jan 2024

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Dion Moult

$230 USD since Nov 2020

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Kai Zhu

$230 USD since Jul 2022

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Bruno Postle

$220 USD since Jun 2022

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$210 USD since Sep 2022

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Topologic

$210 USD since Sep 2022

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Michael Hund

$210 USD since Sep 2022

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Edwin Guerra

$192 USD since Jun 2023

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Louis Trümpler

$150 USD since Nov 2022

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tlang

$120 USD since Sep 2022

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Hoss Zamani

$115 USD since Jul 2022

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Blender 3D Architect

$1,410 USD since Jun 2022

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OpeningDesign

$690 USD since Jun 2022

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Aether Engineering

$420 USD since Jul 2022

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BIMTECH/buildingSMART_Ro

$100 USD since Oct 2022

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Graph Technologies

$40 USD since May 2024

OSArch - Open Source in AEC is all of us

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Dion Moult

Admin

$230 USD

Bruno Postle

Admin

$220 USD

Sailor

$1,600 USD

Blender 3D Ar...

Supporting Member

$1,410 USD

OpeningDesign

Basic Corporate

$690 USD

Lukas Alberts

Basic Corporate

$480 USD

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Aether Engine...

Basic Corporate

$420 USD

Nigel Lamb

Supporting Member

$315 USD

Sven Amiet

Supporting Member

$251 USD

Daniel

$250 USD

About



How OSArch supports the AEC industry


We provide support in five ways: 
  1. We help provide marketing and awareness for free software in the AEC industry. We develop consistent branding, and a network of grassroots sharing on free software initiatives.
  2. We provide online community groups to ask questions and discuss with others in the community about free software in AEC across multiple disciplines and tools, unrestricted to a single software, through a variety of channels. These include live chat, online forums, email contact, and virtual meetups.
  3. We provide, collect, and organise knowledge sharing material about free software in AEC. This includes written documentation, academic articles, video tutorials, training material, and this wiki that you are reading right now.
  4. We build free software. Some members of OSArch are developers who write code and create tools in response to industry needs.
  5. We make connections between developers and users, to support developers and users. We explore ways for developers to help one another by integrating software, or ways for users to experiment with new technologies that aren't yet widely available in the commercial market, or bring attention to where resources are needed.
 
All this support is provided by volunteers who are also industry professionals, just like you.

Please visit our main osarch.org site, our forum and our wiki for more information on how we are working to change the AEC industry. If you have a project you would like us to consider supporting please post on our forum so we can discuss it.

Financial support

Our funding mission is to to help open source AEC projects consolidate their efforts into more integrated, common solutions.

 We prioritize funding projects that...
  • Avoid duplication of effort
    • Those projects that integrate their code base with existing projects instead of creating their own separate, but similar, solution.
  • Support interoperability
    • Those projects that support, extend and/or create open exchange standards between separate software.
  • Have a broad and distributed contributor base
  • Make a measurable contribution to the industry
 
On this Open Collective site we raise funds for the projects we support, and help you find projects to fund. The diagram below gives a good idea of the types of projects and priorities the steering committee have outlined for 2022/2023


You have three ways to support our mission
Donating directly to an external project you trust from the list on our wiki is the most cost effective way to support your favorite project.

Our team

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$5,437.36 USD

Total raised

$6,844.83 USD

Total disbursed

$1,407.47 USD

Estimated annual budget

$4,620.24 USD

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Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Come and talk to us on our forum at community.osarch.org

Published on June 27, 2022 by Duncan Lithgow

Come and talk to us on our forum at community.osarch.org