Why Smart Villages beat Smart Cities. Article in German. A village with 130 ppl is more or less completely independent of The Grid. Generates/stores electricity and heat. Federated, decentralised grid is possible.

While we focus a lot on Smart Cities with big projects that too often don’t deliver (except for the consultants ;), it’s really important to understand that a motivated, small village can really move mountains. If we connect these initiatives, we can do so much more.

As an Open Source Evangelist, this feels very natural to me. We, the open source/free software movement, also consist of a lot of small communities that interact in decentralised ways towards common goals. Which has proven to be sustainable and successful.

@muhh Now if there would be something like a GitHub for public infrastructure, with pull requests and stuff - wouldn’t that be helpful?

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