Hosted by Jenn Gustetic, Assistant Director for Open Innovation, the focus of the discussion was around collaborative crowdsourcing models and interfaces between open communities and traditional institutions.
SENSORICA's open value network, or ‘OVN model’, with its network resource planning and value accounting system (NRP-VAS), allows collaborative crowdsourcing at large scale. The system allows people and organizations to collaborate on the best possible solutions by rewarding them fairly in proportion to their contribution. This stands in contrast with the XPrize crowdsourcing model (used by NASA), which produces one solution as a result of a competition, instead of capturing the value of collaboration and leveraging the work of the cohort.
The White House is looking into how to make open communities and networks play a more efficient role in our society. Since the advent of the Internet there is a growing role for open communities in culture, education, and innovation. Open source hardware communities are driving industries like 3D printing and consumer drones, which are both groundbreaking technologies. SENSORICA is a working model in the evolution of open source communities, with infrastructure, methodologies, governance and legal structures adapted to bridge the model to traditional institutions. The open value network model makes SENSORICA a viable, reliable, accountable and auditable open source community.