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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.

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

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To encourage the consolidation of efforts toward 2D documentation from BlenderBIM

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Lukas Alberts

$120 USD since Jul 2022

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tlang

$60 USD since Sep 2022

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Dion Moult

$40 USD since Nov 2020

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Bruno Postle

$30 USD since Jun 2022

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Kai Zhu

$30 USD since Jul 2022

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$20 USD since Sep 2022

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Petru Conduraru

$20 USD since Sep 2022

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Topologic

$20 USD since Sep 2022

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Hoss Zamani

$15 USD since Jul 2022

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Sven

$11 USD since Sep 2022

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Nigel Lamb

$10 USD since Sep 2022

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Michael Hund

$10 USD since Sep 2022

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Arun

$6 USD since Sep 2022

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Bruno Perdigão

$2 USD since Sep 2022

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Duncan Lithgow

$1 USD since May 2022

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Blender 3D Architect

$400 USD since Jun 2022

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OpeningDesign

$120 USD since Jun 2022

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Aether Engineering

$120 USD since Jul 2022

OSArch - Open Source in AEC is all of us

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Dion Moult

Admin

$40 USD

Bruno Postle

Admin

$30 USD

Duncan Lithgow

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$1 USD

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Blender 3D Ar...

Supporting Corporate

$400 USD

OpeningDesign

Basic Corporate

$120 USD

Lukas Alberts

Basic Corporate

$120 USD

Aether Engine...

Basic Corporate

$120 USD

tlang

$60 USD

Kai Zhu

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$30 USD

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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

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Today’s balance

$877.83 USD

Total raised

$877.83 USD

Total disbursed

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Estimated annual budget

$3,588.00 USD

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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