Open Agriculture Digital Infrastructure

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Agriculture, Information Technology, Open Source

Abstract

Technological changes to the agriculture industry are expected to cause disruptions and shifts in the roles and power relations of stakeholders. Open source digital infrastructure projects (e.g., Linux Kernel, Hyperledger, and Dronecode) are critical components of digital technology in agriculture. Open source digital agriculture technology is helping to drive new business models, new forms of innovation, and new personal skill-sets. As stakeholders vie for control of intellectual property and increased revenue, tensions are observable through the politics of right-to- repair and the emergence of open source agriculture technology. The goal of this study is to explore these tensions, identify business processes, intellectual property concerns, information technology use, and key stakeholders associated with agriculture technology. A clear understanding of this landscape will help conceptualize how the right-to-repair and open source agriculture movements are shifting the balances of power for agriculture stakeholders.

 
Mar 4th, 2:00 PM Mar 4th, 3:15 PM

Open Agriculture Digital Infrastructure

MBSC Dodge Room 302A - G

Technological changes to the agriculture industry are expected to cause disruptions and shifts in the roles and power relations of stakeholders. Open source digital infrastructure projects (e.g., Linux Kernel, Hyperledger, and Dronecode) are critical components of digital technology in agriculture. Open source digital agriculture technology is helping to drive new business models, new forms of innovation, and new personal skill-sets. As stakeholders vie for control of intellectual property and increased revenue, tensions are observable through the politics of right-to- repair and the emergence of open source agriculture technology. The goal of this study is to explore these tensions, identify business processes, intellectual property concerns, information technology use, and key stakeholders associated with agriculture technology. A clear understanding of this landscape will help conceptualize how the right-to-repair and open source agriculture movements are shifting the balances of power for agriculture stakeholders.